City hires Janette Smith from Peel as new City Manager

Photo by Jason Nason | Hamilton Today

The City of Hamilton issues a release late last night while Council was in session that a candidate has been chosen to be the new City Manager. Janette Smith has been unanimously chosen as the City of Hamilton’s new City Manager.

Ms. Smith has had extensive experience during her 30-year tenure at the Region of Peel. She served in various senior leadership roles including Commissioner of Public Works, Commissioner of Health Services and currently sits on the Community Climate Change Partnership and the Metrolinx Municipal Planning Leaders Forum.

“I am thrilled to be joining the City of Hamilton team as City Manager,” said Janette Smith in the release. “Known widely as the ambitious city, I’m excited to be able to serve the residents and businesses of this great city.”

A graduate from the University of Waterloo’s Bachelor of Science program, Ms. Smith also holds a Master of Health Science, Community Health from the University of Toronto.

“Janette Smith was unanimously chosen by our steering committee as the best candidate for the job,” stated Mayor Fred Eisenberger in the release. “She has extensive experience in the municipal sector and the right demeanour needed to lead an organization of our size. I’m excited to welcome her to City Hall.”

Smith will be introduced to Council on March 27th who will rise and appoint her as the new City Manager, and accordingly, the By-Law appointing the new City Manager will be executed. Following council, a media availability will be held.

Mike Zegarac served as Interim City Manager over the past nine months.

Source: City of Hamilton

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