City of Moncton Appoints New Chief Administrative Officer 2023-10-16
A long-time Moncton resident will fill the top administrative role at the City of Moncton.
Moncton City Council approved the appointment of Serge Doucet as chief administrative officer at its regular council meeting on Oct. 16.
“Moncton is experiencing unprecedented growth and the role of CAO has never been more important,” says 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.”
Doucet has worked in the public service for more than 25 years. His most recent role was regional director general for the Gulf Region with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, where he led a team of 450 employees.
He has previously held a number of senior leadership roles, including vice-president, business growth with Opportunities New Brunswick, the province’s lead business development organization; president of Future NB with the New Brunswick Business Council; and executive director of Enterprise South East.
He also served as assistant deputy minister with several New Brunswick government departments, including Economic Development, Corporate Services and Special Initiatives, and Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries.
“I am thrilled to be joining an exceptional team of dedicated professionals at the City,” Doucet says. “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.”
The chief administrative officer, formerly known as the city manager, reports to the Mayor and Moncton City Council and is the only position directly hired by the Mayor and Council. The CAO oversees and manages all administrative and operational aspects of the City and provides strategic leadership, guidance, and support to elected officials, department heads, and staff.
Doucet will take over the role beginning Dec. 1, 2023.
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