New CAO appointed for the City of Moncton

A long-time Moncton resident was appointed as the city’s chief administrative officer during a Monday night council meeting.

Councillors approved the appointment of Serge Doucet to the role, previously held for five years by Marc Landry.

Landry left the job earlier this spring, leaving general manager of legal and legislative services Nick Robichaud to hold the role in the interim.

“Moncton is experiencing unprecedented growth and the role of CAO has never been more important,” said Moncton Mayor Dawn Arnold.

“Serge brings a wealth of experience to the position and we are confident the City of Moncton will continue to move forward and thrive under his leadership.”

City staff said Doucet has worked in the public service for more than 25 years, most recently as regional director general for the Gulf Region with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

He also served as assistant deputy minister with several New Brunswick government departments.

“I am thrilled to be joining an exceptional team of dedicated professionals at the City,” said Doucet.

“I look forward to enhancing the City’s successes by fostering a collaborative workplace and developing strong partnerships while continuing to provide excellent service to our residents.”

Officials said the CAO reports to the Mayor and Moncton City Council and is the only position directly hired by the Mayor and Council.

They oversee and manage all administrative and operational aspects, and provides strategic leadership, guidance to elected officials and staff.

Doucet will take over the role on Dec. 1.