Administration & Structure 

The City’s administrative structure consists of six Commissions

  • Chief Administrative Office
  • Community Development
  • Community Programs, Parks & Recreation
  • Corporate Services
  • Health & Human Services
  • Public Works

All of the various city departments report either to the Chief Administrative Officer or to General Managers responsible for ensuring the effective operation and delivery of services to the community. A brief description of each of the Commissions has been provided below.

For more detailed department page profiles and contact information, please visit the department pages found on the left hand navigation links on this page.


Chief Administrative Officer: Darryl Lee

The Chief Administrative Officer is the senior administrator of the City and advises City Council on matters of community and strategic significance, and provides corporate leadership to all City departments through the effective implementation of Council’s direction and policies. The Chief Administrative Officer is directly responsible for departments involved in:

  • Corporate Policy & Management Practices
  • Corporate Communications and Community Engagement
  • Fire Services
  • Emergency Management Services
  • Police Services 

Corporate Services: Catherine Brubacher, General Manager, City Treasurer

The departments in the Corporate Services Commission advise City Council on matters involving the statutory and regulatory obligations, financial information, internal controls, corporate procurement, information technology and legal and real estate matters.  The General Manager of Corporate Services is responsible for those departments involved in the following:

  • Accounting
  • Budgets & Financial Analysis
  • City Clerk's Office
  • Customer Service 
  • Human Resources
  • IT Services
  • Legal and Real Estate
  • Provincial Offenses Office
  • Purchasing
  • Purchasing Stores/Dispatch
  • Tax Office
  • Treasury Administration

Community Development: Paul Moore, General Manager

The departments in the Community Development Commission advise City Council on matters involving planning, development and arts and cultural activities in the city. The General Manager of Community Development Services is responsible for those departments involved in the following:

  • Building and By-law Enforcement
  • Economic Development and Tourism
  • Policy Planning, Heritage & Special Projects

Community Programs, Parks & Recreation: Sandy Jackson, General Manager

The departments in the Community Programs & Recreation Commission advise City Council on matters involving recreational, entertainment and sports activities in the city. The General Manager of Community Programs & Recreation is responsible for those departments involved in the following:

  • Recreation Services
  • Park Services
  • Sanderson Centre
  • Golf Operations

Health & Human Services: Josephine Atanas, General Manager

The departments in the Health & Human Services Commission advise City Council on matters related to the care, protection and well-being of individuals, families, and organizations throughout the City. The General Manager of Health & Human Services is responsible for those departments involved in the following:

  • Social Assistance & Homelessness Services
  • Housing Services
  • Program Support & Children's Services
  • Brantford Public Library
  • Strategic Planning & Community Partnerships

Public Works Commission: Beth Goodger, General Manager

The departments of the Public Works Commission advise City Council on matters involving the management of municipal infrastructure and buildings, water and sewage treatment, garbage and recycling collections, transit, and roads maintenance. The General Manager of Public Works is responsible for those departments involved in the following:

  • Brantford Farmers’ Market
  • Brantford Municipal Airport
  • Design and Construction
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Services
  • Fleet
  • Parking
  • Facilities and Asset Management
  • Operational Services
  • Transit
  • Transportation Services

City of Brantford Organization Structure

Consistent with the City's strategic objective to provide excellence in governance and municipal leadership, we seek every opportunity to engage citizens through open and transparent communications so that we are recognized as a well-managed city that provides efficient and effective government services while remaining fiscally responsible.

Click to view a complete City of Brantford Organization Chart.

For more information, please contact the City's Human Resources department via the Customer Contact Centre at 519-759-4150.