*Please see below a media release issued by the City of Burlington.
Burlington, Ont. — Feb. 4, 2020 — The City of Burlington is very pleased to announce that Kevin Arjoon is the successful candidate for the position of City Clerk. Arjoon will start with the City on Feb. 18, 2020.
“After a comprehensive recruiting competition, Kevin’s years of progressive and varied experience in the municipal sector both in Ontario and in Nova Scotia made him the ideal candidate to be the City’s next Clerk. I also want to thank Angela Morgan for her 10 years of great leadership and service to the City as the Clerk.” — Tim Commisso, City Manager, City of Burlington
Most recently, Arjoon worked as the Municipal Clerk for Halifax Regional Municipality. In this role, Arjoon was the Clerk of Council, and the Returning Officer for that City’s recent elections.
Arjoon started his career in Mississauga, working in Vital Statistics, and then in Legislative Services. He has served as Deputy City Clerk for the City of Peterborough and the City of Kingston.
Arjoon is a proponent of open government and has worked to remove barriers towards participation. As Municipal Clerk, Arjoon created Halifax’s first campaign finance by-law, upgraded the Halifax Council Chamber broadcast system and its meeting management software, and worked with the Nova Scotia Department of Municipal Affairs & Housing on several technical amendments to the Municipal Elections Act of Nova Scotia.
Arjoon graduated from the University of Toronto, Trinity College, with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Political Science. Arjoon has completed the Municipal Administration Program, offered by the Association of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario.
Previous City Clerk, Angela Morgan, took on a new role as the City of Burlington’s Executive Lead-Customer Experience that will, among other tasks, develop and implement an updated customer experience strategy.
MAYOR MEED WARD’S TAKE:
On behalf of Council, I want to welcome Kevin to Burlington. Kevin’s approach stood out amongst all the candidates interviewed. I am looking forward to Kevin’s energy, positive approach and the innovation he will bring to the Clerk’s position. I hope everyone will join me in making him feel part of the Burlington family.
*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist.