The Regional Municipality of Durham’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Garry Cubitt, was honoured by Committee of the Whole recently for a recent service milestone—25 years as leader of the corporation.

Cubitt was first promoted to CAO on March 3, 1993. His municipal experience began in 1971 when he was hired as a social worker with the City of Oshawa. He began working for the Region in 1974 and was named Commissioner of Social Services in 1987, prior to his appointment to CAO.

“On behalf of Durham Regional Council, I would like to congratulate Garry Cubitt on this outstanding milestone,” said Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer Roger Anderson. “He leads by example; motivating others to ensure our community remains a great place to live, work, play and grow. As one of the Region’s original employees, he carries the history of Durham Region in his head and in his heart.”

As CAO, Cubitt has led Regional employees through major changes, such as provincial downloading, the building of Regional Headquarters, and the creation of Durham Region Transit. He also worked to ensure a strong future for our youth by serving on the board of directors for Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, in addition to Trent University. Cubitt is also Chair of the Trent University Advancement Committee.

Personally, Cubitt has received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012); a Doctor of Law (Honoris Causa) Degree from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (2013); recognition for 40 years of service with the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (2016); and a Distinguished Alumni Award from Trent University (2017).

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