Dedman Moving to Peel, Leaves New Vacancy With City Exec Staff

The City of Guelph had a solid 18 months there without a high-profile shuffle at the executive level of City of Guelph staff, but the streak came to end Tuesday with the announcement that the current Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise Services is moving on at the end of March. The search is now on for Kealy Dedman’s replacement. Continue reading “Dedman Moving to Peel, Leaves New Vacancy With City Exec Staff”

LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for January 11, 2021

Welcome to the first city council meeting of 2021! You can click here for the amended agenda from City Hall, and you can click here for the Politico preview. For the complete blow-by-blow of today’s council meeting, you can follow along on Twitter, or follow the tweets below. You can also watch the City’s own live-stream of the meeting here. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for January 11, 2021”

Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 11 Meeting?

This is the first city council meeting of 2021, and it will feature a look into the future, a look into the present, and a look into the past. On the agenda is the work plan from council’s one employee, a handful of sign variances, and a delayed look at a plan for Guelph’s heritage. Plus, there’s a new group that council wants Guelph to be a member of. Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 11 Meeting?”

GUELPH POLITICAST #218 – COVID Administrative Officer

From time to time, the Guelph Politicast likes to do a sit down with a member of City of Guelph staff to talk about their job in detail with all its day-to-day demands, challenges and rewards. This podcast is in the mode of one of those past explainers, but with a COVID-19 twist because what is possibly affecting City business more these days than the global pandemic? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #218 – COVID Administrative Officer”

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?”