Posthumous award given to city clerk
KITCHENER The Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO) posthumously awarded Randy Gosse, former director of legislated services and city clerk, with a provincial zone award for his leadership and professional achievements at the City of Kitchener.
The award was presented at the AMCTO annual conference and general meeting; Janet Billet, supervisor of council/committee services accepted the award in his honour.
“Randy contributed to the work of the city in so many ways, not least as an advocate for establishing the integrity commissioner position and process, and for public accessibility to information,” said Dan Chapman, deputy CAO, finance and corporate services. “He was a mentor to many of us.”
Among Gosse’s other achievements are:
Led the team that developed the city’s Code of Conduct for members of council, local boards and advisory committees;
Oversaw the ward boundary review and expansion of wards and councilors;
Instrumental in creating the city’s first nominating committee for advisory committees;
Oversaw the installation of a new state-of-the-art audio-visual and electronic voting system in council chambers.
Gosse began working for the City of Kitchener on Sept. 10, 2001 as deputy city clerk, transferring to the role of director of legislated services/city clerk on March 21, 2006. Gosse passed away in May from complications of a rheumatoid illness.
AMCTO represents excellence in local government administration, providing education, accreditation, leadership, and implementation expertise for Ontario’s municipal professionals for the past 70 years.