Paul Johnson, Director, LRT Project Coordination, City of Hamilton

Paul Johnson, Director, LRT Project Coordination, City of Hamilton

Paul Johnson is the Director of LRT Project Coordination for the City of Hamilton.  In this role Paul leads a project team responsible for working collaboratively with Metrolinx to ensure the completion of the Hamilton Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project. This project is a major urban renewal project for the City of Hamilton and will also require significant engagement with a variety of stakeholders.

Paul joined the City of Hamilton in 2010 to spearhead the development of the City’s healthy neighbourhood initiative.  Now called the Neighbourhood Action Strategy, the City of Hamilton is working with residents, business and other key institutions to build neighbourhoods across Hamilton that are great places to live, work, play and learn. Most recently Paul was the Director of Corporate Initiatives for the City of Hamilton.  In this role Paul worked with the Senior Management Team to implement strategic priorities.

Born, raised and educated in Hamilton, Paul’s background includes work in the non-profit sector as Executive Director of Wesley Urban Ministries and in the private sector with Compaq Computer Limited.  Paul is starting his 27th season as a basketball referee and has officiated at the local, provincial and national level.