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The Chief Administrative Officer works with the following departments within the municipal administrative organization.  

Municipality of Chatham-Kent Organizational Structure

Chief Administrative Officer-Don Shropshire, CAO/Mayor's Office

  • Corporate Initiatives
  • Corporate Communications
  • Partnership Development
  • Project Management Office
  • Strategic Planning
  • Chief, Fire & Paramedic - Chris Case
  • Director, Legal Services - Dave Taylor

General Manager/Chief Human Resource Officer - Cathy Hoffman, Corporate Services

  • Director, Customer Services - Leanne Segeren Swayze
  • Director, Municipal Governance/Clerk - Judy Smith
  • Human Resources & Organizational Development

Acting General Manager- Bruce McAllister - Community Development

  • Director, Building Development Services - Paul Lacina
  • Director, Planning Services - Bruce McAllister
  • Director, Economic Development - Stuart McFadden
  • Director, Community Attraction & Leisure Services - Evelyn Bish *CAP includes Tourism, Resident Attraction and Retention, Local Immigration Partnerships (LIP) and the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (ONIP)

General Manager/Chief Financial Officer: Finance, Budget, Information Technology and Transformation - Gord Quinton

  • Director, Budget and Performance Measurement - Steven Brown
  • Director, Financial Services - Matt Torrance
  • Director, Information Technology and Transformation - Catherine Fitzgerald

General Manager-April Rietdyk, Community Human Services

  • CEO/Chief Librarian, Chatham-Kent Public Library - Tania Sharpe
  • Director, Child Care & Early Years - Kelly Emery
  • Director, Employment and Social Services - Polly Smith
  • Director, Housing Services - Ray Harper
  • Director, Public Health - Teresa Bendo
  • Director, Senior Services - Mary Alice Searles

General Manager - Thomas Kelly, Infrastructure and Engineering Services

  • Director, Drainage, Waste and Asset Management - Tim Dick
  • Director, Engineering and Transportation Services - Chris Thibert
  • Director, Public Works - Ryan Brown

The following agencies work in close administrative coordination with the municipal structure:

  • Chatham-Kent Police Services
  • Chatham-Kent Public Utilities Commission (Water & Wastewater)
  • Entegrus Inc. (Electricity)