December 16, 2005
Media Release

The Regional Municipality of York hires new Commissioner of Finance and Regional Treasurer


Lloyd Russell to succeed a retiring Sandra Cartwright in February 2006
 
NEWMARKET The Regional Municipality of York is pleased to announce the appointment of Lloyd Russell as its new Commissioner of Finance and Regional Treasurer.  Mr. Russell succeeds Sandra Cartwright, who is retiring after more than 10 years of service to the Region.
 
Mr. Russell is a Certified General Accountant (CGA) with a wealth of financial management experience in both the private and public sectors, most recently with the amalgamated City of Ottawa as City Treasurer since October 2000.
 
From 1984 to the present, Mr. Russell gained a wealth of senior management experience in the Ottawa area, including the position of Commissioner of Finance and Treasurer with the Region of Ottawa-Carleton in 2000, and from 1993 to 2000, he was Commissioner of Finance and Treasurer for the City of Nepean.
 
Mr. Russell also spent nine years with the Region of Ottawa-Carleton as Deputy Treasurer and Director of Budget and Accounting Services.
 
Mr. Russell started his public sector career in 1974 with the Ontario Government in the Ministry of Education, Business and Finance branch, before serving in a variety of financial roles with the City of London until the mid 1980s.
 
In addition to his financial expertise, senior management experience and impeccable credentials, Mr. Russell is tremendously respected in the financial and municipal management community, having acted in advisory capacities as a member of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM).
 
Mr. Russell is an extremely highly regarded and well-respected leader who is noted for his strong work ethic, commitment to working cooperatively and ability to manage affairs in a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) capacity. 
 
Mr. Russell will begin with the Regional Municipality of York on February 13, 2006.
 
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For more information on the Regional Municipality of York and the services our Region offers, please visit our Web site at: www.york.ca
 
Media Contact: Patrick Casey, Director, Corporate Communications, York Region
 Phone:  (905) 830-4444, ext. 1235 or Cell 905 715-8211
 Email: patrick.casey@york.ca

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