Monday, April 14, 2014

Calgary welcomes new City Manager

Today, The City of Calgary was introduced to our new City Manager, Jeff Fielding.

“It was important we cast a wide net to find the best person to lead this organization. Council and I are very pleased to find such a qualified candidate in Jeff Fielding,” said Mayor Nenshi. “His public service experience, including a history working for The City of Calgary and his citizen-focused approach will serve The City of Calgary, and Calgarians, well.”

Fielding is a seasoned municipal administrator who's brought innovation and excellence to cities across Canada since beginning his career in municipal government in 1978. Currently, Fielding is the City Manager of the City of Burlington, and will begin his role with The City of Calgary on June 2. Prior to that, he was City Manager with the City of London for nearly eight years.

"I am excited and honoured to be chosen to lead an exceptional organization in a world-class city,” said Fielding. “I have always been drawn to Calgary because of its vibrancy but I was drawn to this role based on the direction The City is taking,” he added. “I’m looking forward to working with Administration to support the Mayor and Council. Together we’ll continue to deliver the daily services Calgarians need and prepare to meet their expectations for the future.”

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