In an effort to strengthen the services we provide to the public while driving efficiencies, the organization will be realigned with the creation of a much broader Community Services Division and the addition of more responsibilities within Corporate Services. These changes will take effect Monday, June 29, 2020.
With the upcoming retirement of Rob Harwood, Director of Parks and Recreation, the opportunity presented itself to create efficiencies by combining the Parks and Recreation portfolio with the Community Development Services and Standards Division. This division will be renamed the Community Services Division, with Stacey Forfar as the General Manager, and will provide consolidation of a number of community facing services.
The Property Department and Arenas, Pools and Sportsfields Departments have merged to a single Facilities Department under the Community Services Division and will allow for a consolidated and comprehensive approach to the management of City owned facilities.
The proposed changes to the Corporate Services Division will result in the amalgamation of the majority of services relating to corporate functions into one division. Accordingly, the Finance Department will be added to Information Technology, Human Resources, Emergency Management, Communications, and Customer Service as the Departments under the Corporate Services Division, reporting to the General Manager of Corporate Services, David Logan. There are no changes to the Legal, Clerks, Fire, and Engineering structures, however, the Engineering Division has been renamed to Engineering & Operations, with David Jackson re titled as General Manager.