Municipality of Cumberland makes organizational changes

The Municipality of Cumberland has undergone organizational changes to streamline and reorient the operations of the Municipality.

“The organizational changes being made today will position the Municipality of Cumberland to better address the efficient provision of municipal services and the priorities of council in a financially sustainable way,” said CAO Greg Herrett.


Changes include the elimination of five current positions, the creation of two new positions, restructuring of departments and the eventual dissolution of the Cumberland Energy Authority. The positions of the Executive Director of the Cumberland Energy Authority, Municipal Clerk & Records Manager, and the Volunteer Support & Grant Coordinator have been eliminated. The positions of Tourism Development Officer and Manager of Community Economic Development have also been eliminated. Both positions have recently been vacated.

A new Department of Human Resources & Community Facilities has been created and will oversee the Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre and other community facilities, recreation, planning, safety, IT, procurement, and human resources. This will result in a promotion of current Manager of Organizational Development, Allie McCormick to the position of Director of Human Resources & Community Facilities.

Organizational changes will also result in the promotion of Shelley Hoeg to the position of Municipal Clerk & Executive Assistant to the CAO. Former Cumberland Energy Authority employees Amanda MacLeod and Sarah LeBlanc have been reassigned to the Administration Department.

Finally, in addition to the continued responsibility of managing community economic development and tourism, the Department of Community Development will also now be responsible for renewable energy initiatives and organizational policy and by-law development. Two Economic Development Officer positions have been created to jointly manage community economic development, renewable energy and tourism initiatives.

Mayor Murray Scott said that “A review of the organization was one of the key priorities that we had identified for our new CAO. Council is pleased to see this work begin and excited to see these changes implemented.”

Changes will be fully implemented by June 1, 2021. The net reduction in positions is expected to save over $200,000 annually.