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Zorra Announces New Director of Finance

The Township of Zorra is pleased to announce the hiring of Aaron LeDuc as the Township’s Director of Finance.

Mr. LeDuc is currently the Manager of Corporate Services with the Long Point Region Conservation Authority. Prior to assuming this position, he was the Supervisor of Finance and Administration for the Conservation Authority. Mr. LeDuc has previous municipal experience with Municipality of South Huron and also with the County of Oxford.

At Zorra, Mr. LeDuc will be responsible for the Township’s accounting, purchasing, tax policy, budget, and asset management programs. The Director Finance manages the Township’s annual operating budget of $8.2 million and annual capital budget of $6.2 million.

Mr. LeDuc remarked “I am looking forward working closely with Council and Township staff to build on the excellent financial management planning systems already in place. Zorra is a progressive municipality and offers an excellent opportunity for professional growth.”

Chief Administrative Officer Don MacLeod said: “We look forward to having Mr. LeDuc join Zorra in a leadership capacity. He brings to the Director’s position a strong municipal finance background and an excellent fit with the Township’s organizational values and culture. I’m sure he will build on and enhance the prudent financial management that Zorra’s Finance Department has always provided.”

Aaron graduated with a Bachelor of Arts – Sociology and Accounting from King’s University College – Western University. He is presently completing his Master’s Degree in Public Administration at Western University, and he holds the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.

The Township’s current Director of Finance, Maureen Simmons, is retiring after spending the last 14 years with Zorra. Council and staff wish Maureen a long and happy retirement and thank her for the excellent service provided to the residents of Zorra.