Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 3 Meeting?

It’s back to business as usual and unusual for City Council, as they sit for the first time since the end of July. September’s Committee of the Whole brings forward a long list of items from the Corporate Services and Public Services agenda including trains, training, contracts, plans, and diversity. Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 3 Meeting?”

City Engineer Gets a Promotion to the Command Level

Just in time for the annual meeting of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario this coming week, the City of Guelph has named the latest addition to its executive staff with Kealy Dedman being promoted as Guelph’s new Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise Services. Continue reading “City Engineer Gets a Promotion to the Command Level”

ICYMI: Scott Stewart is the New CAO of the City of Guelph

Nearly seven months after the departure of the previous Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Guelph, city council announced Monday night that they had officially hired Deputy CAO Scott Stewart as the sole City employee directly accountable to council. Continue reading “ICYMI: Scott Stewart is the New CAO of the City of Guelph”

Thomson Departure Means Another Shake Up for the CAO’s Office

City Council once again needs to go shopping for a new Chief Administrative Officer. In a surprise Friday announcement, a press release from the Mayor’s Office revealed that Derrick Thomson will be moving on after six years with the City of Guelph. Continue reading “Thomson Departure Means Another Shake Up for the CAO’s Office”

Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 7 Meetings?

Monday is going to be a very long day for Committe-of-the-Whole, with both a regular meeting in the afternoon, and a special meeting beginning at 7 pm. So what’s all on the agenda? Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 7 Meetings?”

Derrick Thomson to Replace Ann Pappert as CAO

In a surprise move that was almost as surprising as the announcement that Ann Pappert would not be renewing her contract as Chief Administrative Officer in the first place, Derrick Thomson will not be moving to the Town of Caledon to become General Manager of Community Services. Instead, he will stay in Guelph as the new CAO. Continue reading “Derrick Thomson to Replace Ann Pappert as CAO”

In Surprise Announcement, CAO Pappert Will Not Renew Contract with the City

In bit of shocking news out of City Hall this afternoon, Chief Administrative Officer Ann Pappert has announced that she will not be renewing her contract with the City of Guelph, which is set to expire this coming October. The renewal of the CAO’s contract has been subject of much discussion behind the doors of closed council meetings for many months, but now Guelph’s mayor and council will have to turn their attention to finding someone to fill Pappert’s soon to be vacated seat. Continue reading “In Surprise Announcement, CAO Pappert Will Not Renew Contract with the City”