County announces departure of Director of Public Works Mo Pannu

Cobourg, ON – November 17, 2021 – Following 11 years of dedicated service to the community, Northumberland County Director of Public Works Mobushar (Mo) Pannu has announced plans to conclude his role with the County effective November 30, 2021.

“Mo has been an indispensable member of the County’s senior leadership team since joining the organization in 2010,” states CAO Jennifer Moore. “He has provided strategic leadership for significant enhancements to County infrastructure and services, better positioning the organization to serve Northumberland residents and businesses. As Mo transitions to a new role with the City of Toronto, we wish him every success in his future endeavours.”

In the early days of his role as Director of Public Works, Mr. Pannu spearheaded the development of vital master plans that now underpin the delivery of, and long-term planning for, the County’s transportation and waste services. With this foundation established, Mr. Pannu has since overseen substantial change in the County’s waste and recycling operations. This includes the transition to two-stream recycling and the launch of organics collection in 2019 in support of the community’s goal of diverting 75 per cent of waste from landfill.

Major capital projects have also advanced under Mr. Pannu’s direction, including the detailed planning and launch of construction on the highly anticipated Golden Plough Lodge & Northumberland County Archives and Museum facility; construction of three joint paramedic/fire bases in partnership with member municipalities; design of new community housing facilities; detailed planning and design work on the Campbellford Bridge; and paving of over one hundred kilometers of roadway, along with hundreds more resurfaced. He has also worked with his team to ensure responsive management and diligent upkeep of over 70 County facilities across 35 sites, prioritizing occupant safety and comfort.

“County Council extends sincere thanks to Mo for his years of service to the community,” states Warden Bob Crate. “Mo took the County Mission of being a best practices leader to heart, skillfully mentoring his team and strengthening services in order to deliver value for Northumberland residents and businesses. As we reflect on the significant impact he has had within the community over the last 11 years, we wish him all the very best.”

Northumberland County will launch a recruitment process for the Director of Public Works position, with an incumbent anticipated to be announced early in 2022.