Bill Winegard

Bill Winegard

Experienced interim CAO in small and mid-size municipalities

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Bill Winegard


Toronto, ON

Ontario small/mid-size municipalities - rural, small-town, northern, cottage country, GTA fringe




Master's Degree

16 years - MMAH; 11 years CAO - Gravenhurst, Caledon; 12 years consulting; 2 interim CAO assignment

Masters Degree in Planning; AMCTO Diploma course; further training in HR, strategic planning, etc.

Work Experience

Winegard Consulting


March 2003 — Present

Varied management consulting for small and mid-size municipalities, specializing in strategic planning, organizational review, service delivery and process improvement, CAO recruitment, often assembling experienced consulting teams for specific assignments

Township of Hamilton

Interim CAO

July 2011 — March 2012

eight-month role as temporary CAO, prepared temporary CAO workplan adopted by Council; assisted Council with strategic planning and recruitment of new CAO

Town of Minto

Interim CAO

August 2010 — April 2011

* eight-month role as temporary CAO, resolving identified organization issues, helping Council to recruit new CAO

Town of Gravenhurst


April 1991 — August 1998

CAO responsibilities - full-time

Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs


May 1974 — April 1991

Manager, municipal amalgamation studies, northern Ontario
Manager, community planning advisory services, northeastern Ontario
Planner, subdivision and official plan approvals
Study officer, local government organization

Town of Caledon


August 2000 — Present

CAO responsibilities full-time


York University

Master of Environmental Studies (municipal planning)

1973 — 1977