City of London appoints new City Clerk

The City of London has announced that Council has approved the appointment of Michael Schulthess to the position of City Clerk, effective January 8, 2022.

Schulthess’ appointment comes following an extensive recruitment process that saw applications received from individuals in municipalities from across Canada.

Schulthess brings a wealth of experience as he steps into the role of City Clerk. He is a lawyer by profession who has been employed with the City since 2008. Since that time, he has served in a number of roles. In 2019, Michael was appointed as one of two Deputy City Clerks. Prior to that, he served as Manager, Legislative Services from 2018 to 2019; Manager, Courts Administration from 2012 to 2018; and worked in the City Solicitor’s Office from 2008 to 2012, where he prosecuted a wide range of Provincial offences.

Schulthess’ appointment is aligned with current City Clerk Cathy Saunders’ retirement, which will be effective January 7, 2022.  Saunders has served London as City Clerk since 2009. 

“On behalf of all of Council, I want to thank Cathy for the knowledge and expertise she has demonstrated throughout the time she has served in this role. I have greatly appreciated her wisdom and guidance, and wish her well in her retirement,” said London Mayor Ed Holder. “I also want to congratulate Michael on this appointment and express our confidence in his ability to provide leadership and to support Council as he steps into this new role.”

Last modified:Wednesday, December 08, 2021