Prescott hires treasurer from Brockville

The Town of Prescott municipal office. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

PRESCOTT – The Town of Prescott has found its new treasurer – in Brockville.

Matthew Armstrong has been hired as acting treasurer.

The chartered professional accountant and CGA was most recently the CFO and information officer for the Brockville General Hospital.

Armstrong’s first day is July 4, 2016.

“After an extensive search, we’re very happy to welcome Matthew to the Prescott team as our acting treasurer,” Mayor Brett Todd said. “Matthew has a wealth of public sector experience and financial expertise that will serve him well in his new role.”

It’s the latest juggle of top administrators in Prescott and Augusta Township.

In March, Augusta Township promoted from within, picking its treasurer as the CAO.

Like Armstrong, Ray Morrison was once a CFO for the Brockville hospital.

The Chief Administrative Officer of Augusta Township at the time – Pierre Mercier – left to take the same position in Prescott.