Burton retires from municipality

Sep 25 • Business, Feature StoryNo Comments on Burton retires from municipality

Michael Burton, left, director of investment attraction and government relations with the Municipality of Chatham-Kent Economic Development Services, has retired. Stuart McFadden, right, acting director for the department, will assume his duties.

Michael Burton, director of investment attraction and government relations with the Municipality of Chatham-Kent Economic Development Services, announced his retirement recently.

Burton has been with Economic Development for the past seven years and was the former director of Economic Development from 2011 to 2016 when he transitioned into his current role.

“I’ve enjoyed my time at the municipality, but this is the right time for me to move from the world of investment attraction and change my focus to my family and my future,” said Burton in a media release. “It truly has been a pleasure working with council and the Economic Development team, and I know that I will miss them.”

“Michael has been an important part of Economic Development and we wish him all the best in his retirement,” said John Norton, general manager of Community Development. “We also want our investment community to know that Michael’s retirement has been in the works for some time and that his portfolio is being assumed by the acting director of Economic Development, Stuart McFadden.”

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