London City Council has approved the appointment of Michael Schulthess as the next City Clerk following the retirement of Cathy Saunders.
Schulthess, a lawyer by training who has served as one of two deputy city clerks for about two years, will take office effective January 8, 2022, the city says.
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Saunders has been the City Clerk of the City of London since 2009. Her last day will be January 7, 2022.
“On behalf of the entire Council, I want to thank Cathy for the knowledge and experience she has shown throughout her time in this position. I greatly appreciate his wisdom and guidance, and I wish him the best in his retirement, ”said Mayor Ed Holder.
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“I also want to congratulate Michael on this appointment and express our confidence in his ability to provide leadership and support the Council as it moves into this new role.”
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The city says Schulthess’s appointment follows “an extensive hiring process” that received applications from across Canada.
Prior to his job as a deputy city clerk, he was a court administration manager from 2018 to 2019 and a legislative services manager from 2012 to 2018.
He also worked in the city attorney’s office, “where he prosecuted a wide range of provincial crimes,” from 2008 to 2012.
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