City Administration Division

The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is responsible for managing and guiding the administrative and statutory functions of the Corporation. The City Administration Division is responsible for the Office of the CAO, Clerk’s, and Economic Development. The CAO directly oversees the City Divisions.

Chris Carter, Chief Administrative Officer

Engineering & Operations Division

The Engineering & Operations Division is comprised of an Engineering Department (construction, traffic/development, infrastructure), a Public Works Department (roads, water, sewer), an Environmental Services Department (Wastewater Treatment, Stormwater Management, Lift and Pump Station and Waste Management) and Sarnia Transit. 

The Engineering Department is responsible for capital projects, infrastructure design, traffic design, asset management, crossing guards, the oversized load corridor and development. Located at 255 Christina Street N.

The Public Works Department is responsible for roads and street maintenance, fleet, sanitary sewer maintenance and water distribution. Located at 651 Devine St.

The Environmental Services Department is responsible for garbage and yard waste collection, the operations and maintenance at the compost site, lift and pump stations, the Water Pollution Control Centre, the Bright’s Grove Lagoons, bio-solids, the stormwater management facilities, and spills response. Located at 333 St. Andrew St.

Sarnia Transit operates and maintains 22 buses on the conventional transit system and seven specialized vehicles on the Care-a-Van service. Located at 1169 Michener Road

David Jackson, General Manager of Engineering & Operations

Corporate Services Division

The Corporate Services Division is responsible for Customer Service, Information Technology, Finance, Human Resources, Communications, and Legal Services.

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

David Stockdale, General Manager of Corporate Services

Community Services Division

The Community Services Division is comprised of a Planning Department, Building & By-law Services Department and Parks & Facility Operations Department.

The Parks and Facilities Operations Department provides a range of services including: parks, pathways and trails planning and maintenance; arenas operations and maintenance; 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), pools and sportsfields and City owned facilities; and support to the Sarnia Andy S. Brandt Marina.  They are responsible for property services including City Hall, Lochiel Kiwanis Centre and three library branches.

Stacey Forfar, General Manager of Community Services

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, Emergency Management, and fire life safety education.

Jeff Weber, Fire Chief