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The Chief Administrative Officer works closely with the Head of Council and reports to Grey County Council, and is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the day-to-day operations of a full service upper-tier municipal organization that includes 10+ departments, a combined budget of approximately $100 million and 800+ employees. In addition, the CAO directly oversees specific functions within the county. 

Economic Development
Economic Development is about creating and fostering a positive investment climate for business to grow and prosper. This climate supports existing businesses and is critical to attracting new business and investment.  Most importantly, it is impacted and determined by government and business leaders and their interaction with one another.
Grey County Tourism markets the area and local tourism businesses to attract visitors to Grey County.  Our mission is to contribute to economic prosperity by encouraging tourism development and marketing.
Tourism staff actively engage with industry stakeholders to develop new tourism experiences, strengthen Grey County as a preferred four-season destination, provide excellent customer service and strategically market Grey County. Discover tourism business information and the Grey County Tourism Destination Development Action Plan on our website is external).
Grey Roots
History lives at Grey Roots Museum & Archives. This centre is home to more than 15,000 artefacts, the Moreston Heritage Village and a rotation of exciting local and travelling exhibits. Researchers can tap into the County’s vast archival collection to learn more about our history.
Provincial Offences
Provincial Offences are non-criminal penalties, like speeding. Local Provincial Offence Courts are located in Owen Sound and Walkerton. Court is held in Owen Sound every Monday and in Walkerton every Tuesday. 


Kim Wingrove
Chief Administrative Officer
Penny Colton
Executive Assistant to the CAO and Warden


Corporation of the County of Grey
595 9th Ave East
Owen Sound Ontario N4K 3E3
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.