Hawkesbury Chief Administrative Officer Dominique Dussault. Screenshot: James Morgan

New town CAO appointed in Hawkesbury

The Town of Hawkesbury has a new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).

On March 29, council unanimously approved the appointment of Dominique Dussault to the position.  Dussault – also the town’s Director of Human Resources – had been serving as the Acting CAO since July 2020, when former CAO Daniel Gatien went on leave.  In January 2021, the position was declared vacant and the process of hiring a new CAO began.

The CAO’s role is to be the manager and overseer of all municipal departments and functions of the municipality.

A committee composed of Mayor Paula Assaly and councillors Lawrence Bogue and Robert Lefebvre worked with Rigaud and Montréal-based human resources firm Alternative RH on the selection process.  The town paid $8,275 for Alternative RH’s services.

“Congratulations Madame Dussault on your appointment as CAO, you have served on an interim basis already, good luck,” Assaly said after council adopted the by-law confirming Dussault’s appointment.


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