Town appoints new chief administrative officer

The Town of Stouffville has appointed Sunny Bains as the new chief administrative officer (CAO).

He currently holds the role of director of leisure and community services at the town, overseeing parks, facilities, recreation services, customer service and heritage, events and theatre operations.

Bains previously spent six years as director of recreation services at the City of Vaughan. He is a seasoned executive with many years of senior management experience in the municipal recreation sector. He has worked in various roles, including manager of business services, manager of community centres and has also fulfilled the role of acting deputy city manager of community services.

“Sunny has already proven to be a huge asset to the town as director of leisure and community services. He has demonstrated immense growth and leadership, and council is excited to have him in this new role,” said Stouffville Mayor Iain Lovatt. “Not only is he a Stouffville resident, but he brings a wide range of experience, including strategic planning, budget development and community engagement. He’s the full package. Council and I are very excited to welcome Sunny into his new role and look forward to bright days ahead for Whitchurch-Stouffville.”

In his time with Stouffville as director, Bains has successfully delivered on a number of important construction projects, implemented integral policies and plans, and brought large-scale, award-winning events to Stouffville.

“I’m excited to continue working with our members of council, the administration and the community to serve the residents of Whitchurch-Stouffville,” said Bains.

The CAO is the most senior staff member for the Town of Stouffville. The CAO reports directly to council and works to implement council’s direction and initiatives as well as all administrative and operational services for the town.

Council will appoint Bains as CAO on April 5 at the 7 p.m. council meeting. He will replace Fire Chief William Snowball who was appointed interim CAO in February when the previous CAO was dismissed.


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