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MacFarlane appointed Chief Administrative Officer
Gordon MacFarlane appointed Chief Administrative Officer


SUMMERSIDE, PE (October 6, 2022) – Summerside’s City Council has appointed Gordon MacFarlane to Chief Administrative Officer effective immediately after serving as the Deputy CAO and Director of Human Resources and Legal Affairs for 10 years.

MacFarlane, a graduate of Dalhousie Law and a lifelong Summerside resident has played a vital role within the senior leadership team with the City since 2006 providing guidance and strategic direction to all municipal departments.

“MacFarlane is an excellent fit for the CAO position as he has been a senior leader and key member of our City for a number of years,” commented Mayor Bail Stewart. “We are confident in Gordon’s ability as a strategic advisor to city council and provide strategic direction to staff while leading the organization into the future.”

MacFarlane has been an engaged and involved community leader over the years and comes with plenty of leadership and board governance experience:

  • Incoming President of the Prince County Hospital Foundation
  • Chair of the 2023 Canada Winter Games Services Committee
  • Past President of the Summerside Chamber of Commerce
  • Active Member of Canada Association of Municipal Administrators
  • Active Hockey and Baseball coach/administrator
  • Board member of the Atlantic Lottery Corporation
  • Board Member of Explore Summerside
  • Board Member of the PEI Bag Company

“We are thrilled to have Gordon accept the role of CAO for our City and we are certain his experience and broad skill set will mean success for our City,” mentioned Councillor Carrie Addams. “Gordon’s knowledge of the Community coupled with his passion for Summerside will certainly benefit the strategic direction and path forward for Summerside,” added Adams.

MacFarlane has resided in Summerside for the entirety of his professional career and is the father of two boys, Matt and Evan.

The City of Summerside would like to welcome Gordon MacFarlane as Chief Administrative Officer and wish him the best of luck in his new role.


For media inquires:
JP Desrosiers
Deputy CAO (Acting)
City of Summerside
p. 902-432-1234
[email protected]


Mitch Shea
Marketing and Promotions Coordinator
City of Summerside – Credit Union Place
p. 902-432-1234
[email protected]

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