New city clerk hails from Beaconsfield

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Helen Finn, seen in this TC Media file photo, is the new clerk for the City of Cornwall.

The latest top-level manager to grace city hall comes from out of province.

The city has announced Helen Finn, a top-level administrator with the City of Beaconsfield, will take over as Cornwall's new municipal clerk Jan. 9.

Finn will succeed Denise Labelle-Gelinas, a long-time city employee who announced her retirement earlier this year.

"I am pleased and enthusiastic to have Ms. Finn join the City of Cornwall and welcome the skills that she will bring to both the city and the management team,” said interim CAO Stephen Alexander.

It's the second big city HR announcement in seven days. Last week Norm Levac was named the new city CAO.

Finn is the current clerk and director of public affairs for the City of Beaconsfield, Quebec. In this role Finn fills all the duties of a municipal clerk responsible for municipal elections, municipal records, bylaws and communications.

Finn held positions as a lawyer with the government of Quebec dealing with medical insurance investigations, intellectual property, civil law and e-commerce.

Finn is fluently bilingual, a member of the Quebec Bar and a graduate of the University of Montreal.

Organizations: University of Montreal

Geographic location: Beaconsfield, Quebec, Cornwall

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