Administration & Structure 

The City’s administrative structure consists of five Commissions:

  • Chief Administrative Office
  • Community Services
  • Corporate Services
  • Public Health, Safety & Social 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: Geoff Rae

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
  • Corporate Customer Service 

 

Corporate Services:  Darryl Lee, General Manager

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 - Water 
  • Human Resources
  • IT Services
  • Legal and Real Estate
  • Provincial Offenses Office
  • Purchasing
  • Purchasing Stores/Dispatch
  • Tax Office
  • Treasury Administration

 

Community Services:  Greg Dworak, General Manager

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

  • Brantford Arts & Culture
  • Brownfields
  • Building
  • Business Resource Centre
  • Current Planning Services
  • Development Approvals
  • Downtown Revitalization
  • Economic Development and Tourism
  • Golf Operations
  • Growth Management
  • Heritage
  • Parks Services
  • Recreation Services
  • Policy Planning, Heritage & Special Projects
  • Property Standards
  • By-law Enforcement
  • Sanderson Centre

 

Public Health, Safety & Social Services: Josephine Atanas, General Manager

The departments in the Public Health, Safety & Social 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 Public Health, Safety & Social Services is responsible for those departments involved in the following:

  • Ontario Works
  • Housing Services
  • Child Care Services
  • Brantford Fire Department
  • Brantford Police Services
  • Brantford Public Library
  • John Noble Home

 

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