Chris has been City Manager since January 1, 2009. He has spent considerable time moving forward on the City’s priorities and evaluating its delivery of citizen-centred services. Under his leadership, the City has forged ahead with a number of City building initiatives including the Pan Am Games, a renewed focus on the downtown and waterfront, a mobility strategy, healthy neighbourhood program and most recently the Immigrant Entrepreneurs Program. He is most committed to ensuring the 7800 people that work for the City proudly serve the citizens and businesses.
Chris is a registered professional planner with over 25 years’ experience implementing public works projects, including the controversial Red Hill Valley Parkway.
Previous to becoming City Manager, Chris was the Director of Housing for the City of Hamilton, where he worked with community partners to find homes for people most difficult to house.