Chief Administrative Officer

The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is responsible for managing and guiding the administrative and statutory functions of the Corporation.  The CAO directly oversees the seven City Departments.

Chris Carter, Chief Administrative Officer
City Hall, 2nd Floor
519-332-0330 extension 3314  

Legal and Clerk Services

The City Solicitor provides legal advice and assistance to all City departments, City Council and Sarnia Police Services Board. The City Solicitor is responsible for property services including City Hall, Lochiel Kiwanis Centre and three library branches.

Sutheat Tim, Director and City Solicitor
City Hall, 2nd Floor
519-332-0330 extension 3333

The primary role of the Clerk is to perform the statutory duties assigned to the position by provincial legislation and is the key staff for City Council meetings and local elections.

Dianne Gould-Brown, City Clerk
City Hall, 2nd Floor
519-332-0330 extension 3320

Corporate Services

This Department is responsible for Customer Service, Information Technology, Human Resources, Corporate Communications and Emergency Management.

Media Release – Director of Corporate Services

Community Development Services & Standards

This Department is responsible for the Planning, Building, Economic Development and By-law Enforcement services for the City.

Stacey Forfar, Director
City Hall, 3rd Floor
519-332-0330 extension 3344

Engineering, Public Works & Sarnia Transit

The City of Sarnia Engineering Department is comprised of an Engineering Division, a Public Works Division and Sarnia Transit.  The Engineering Division is responsible for design and infrastructure, traffic, development, construction and municipal drains. 

David Jackson, Director of Engineering
City Hall, 3rd Floor
519-332-0330 extension 3277

The Public Works Division is responsible for roads and street maintenance, fleet, waste management, sanitary sewer maintenance, pump station maintenance, Water Pollution Control Centre, Bright’s Grove Lagoon, bio-solids, sewer and water, storm sewer maintenance and water distribution. 

Bryan Prouse, Manager, Operations Services
651 Devine St. 519-332-0330 extension 2220

Sarnia Transit operates and maintains 22 buses on the conventional transit system and 7 specialized vehicles on the Care-a-Van service.

Andrew Savor, Transit Superintendent
1169 Michener Road 519-332-0330 extension 5300


The Finance Department includes the Accounting & Budgeting, Purchasing, and Property Taxation divisions.  The Finance Department is responsible for the administration of the financial activities of the City in accordance with Provincial legislation and regulations.

Suzanna Dieleman, Director
City Hall, 1st Floor
519-332-0330 extension 3254

Fire and Rescue Services

Sarnia Fire Rescue Services serves the Sarnia community by the provision of fire protection services within the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, which includes the delivery of fire suppression, rescue, emergency services (Medical Tiered Response), fire prevention and fire life safety education.

Brian Arnold, Fire Chief
Sarnia Fire Station 1
240 East Street N.
519-332-0330 extension 4304

Parks and Recreation

The Parks and Recreation Department provides a range of services including: parks, pathways and trails planning and maintenance; arenas operations; recreation programming activities; the Strangway Centre and other venues; Waterfront programming; event and festival liaison support and programming; sports fields operations and maintenance; horticulture and arboriculture (urban forestry); and support to the Sarnia Andy S. Brandt Marina.

Rob Harwood, Director
City Hall, 3rd Floor
519-332-0330 extension 3201