Charlene Strudwick – Secretary
Charlene Strudwick studied at Eastern College in Toronto and Georgian College in
Barrie and subsequently received accreditation in the AMCTO.
She began her career with the City of Barrie in 1982 and held several important positions in the Clerk’s Office working with Council and other committees of Council, preparing agendas, minutes, and by-laws. During election terms Charlene acted as Election Assistant and Election Supervisor at the Polls.
In the year 2000, Charlene took on a new role as Executive Assistant to the Mayor for a three-year term. During her tenure in the Mayor’s office, she helped organize the First Annual Mayor’s Charity Golf Tournament; organized a visit by the Honourable Hilary Weston, Lt. Governor of Ontario in 2000 and the Lt. Governor’s Levee hosted by the Honourable James Bartleman in January 2003 to kick off the City of Barrie’s Sesquicentennial Year.
Charlene rejoined the Clerk’s Office in 2003 as Council Support and Information Services Supervisor. In 2010 she again took on the role as Executive Assistant to the Mayor, a position which she held until her retirement in 2013.
Since then Charlene has been very active in volunteer activities in the community including her current role as Secretary of the Coalition. Her wealth of organizational and supervisory skills and experience will serve the Coalition well.