City of Iqaluit hires new boss


The City of Iqaluit has hired Clinton Mauthe as the new chief administration officer.

“The city had numerous well qualified candidates for the position of chief administration officer,” said Deputy Mayor Glenn Williams. “The council selected Mr. Mauthe from a very strong group of candidates.”

Mauthe will come to Iqaluit as soon as he fulfills his obligations in Candle Lake, Saskatchewan where he is currently employed as the CAO.

“My ambition is to be in Iqaluit by Labour Day weekend,” Mauthe said. Due to contracts that he is wrapping up, he may not be in Iqaluit that early, but said he will be here no later than Oct. 15.

Mauthe has worked as a CAO for the last 15 years in various communities, including work in northern communities in Alaska and northern Saskatchewan. “Every position is a different experience,” said Mauthe. ”One of the big challenges is providing infrastructure to the people of Iqaluit.”

He is entering the position with a five-year contract. The job became vacant in March 2006 when the former CAO, Ian Freemantle, chose not to renew his contract, after spending three years in the job, after he was offered a one-year deal.

John Hussey, the city’s director of finance, assumed the role of interim CAO until council hired a replacement.

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