(ESSEX, ON) – The Town of Essex has announced the appointment of Laurie Brett to the position of Deputy Clerk/Legislative Services. Reporting to the Clerk, this new position will be responsible for assisting with the duties of the Clerk’s Department, which provides support and procedural advice to council and its committees, researches and develops by-laws, and manages key services and processes such as cemeteries, licensing, and elections.
“As the municipal department responsible for council and legislative services, the Clerk’s Office increasingly needs specialized expertise and support,” said interim Essex CAO Donna Hunter. “With her wide range of experience in law, research, records management and communications, Laurie is well positioned to take on the challenges of this new position.”
For the past five years, Brett has served as Manager of Communications for the town, developing the position and expanding public notification of municipal initiatives using print, online, and social media tools. Prior to joining the Town of Essex, Brett was the publisher and managing editor of the Essex Free Press, being the fourth-generation owner of this weekly community newspaper.