Office of the CAO

The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is appointed by Council and is responsible for management of the City's daily operations. Brian Hutchings is the City of Brantford's CAO.  

City programs and services

Guided by the policies and priorities of Council, the CAO leads and brings together the efforts of all departments, ensuring that the City's programs and services meet the demands and expectations of the community.

An Executive Leadership Team of three General Managers support the CAO. Each is responsible for specific service areas in each of the City's three Commissions as follows:

  • People, Legislative Services and Planning - Heidi de Vries, General Manager: Human Resources, Planning, Information Technology, Clerks and Licensing, Legal and Real Estate (including Provincial Offenses Court), Building (including Property Standards and By-law)
  • Public Works - Inderjit Hans, General Manager: Operational Services, Parks Services, Environmental Services, Fleet and Transit Services,  Facilities and Security, Special Projects
  • Community Services and Social Development - Marlene Miranda, General Manager: Community Programs and Social Development, Family and Income Stability, Housing and Homelessness, Community Recreation, Senior Management Liaison with Brantford Public Library, Brant County Health Unit and John Noble Home

Six operational units also support the CAO as follows:

  • Communications and Community Engagement
  • Corporate Initiatives
  • Economic Development and Tourism
  • Finance
  • Fire and Emergency Management
  • Special Events and Volunteer Management