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Former Guelph CAO lands new gig

Derrick Thomson is the new CAO of the Town of Minto
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Former Guelph CAO Derrick Thomson is the new CAO of the Town of Minto. GuelphToday file photo

Former Guelph CAO Derrick Thomson is the new CAO of the Town of Minto.

Thomson's first day on the job was Wednesday.

He will be taking quite a pay cut in his new job. In 2018 Thomson's salary with the City of Guelph was $335,082. In 2018 the CAO of Minto's salary was $160,456.

Minto, population approximately 9,000, is located on Highway 9 in the northern part of Wellington County.

Thomson and the City of Guelph 'parted ways' in February last year, five-months after signing a contract extension with the city.

He served three years as Guelph's CAO.

Five months after he signed a contract extension, the City of Guelph and its top executive have “mutually agreed to part ways.”

No reason was given for Thomson’s leaving other than “City Council and the CAO determined together that now is the right time for change,” said the release.




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