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Appointment of Chief Administrative Officer

By City Staff

The City of Sarnia is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Christopher Carter to the position of Chief Administrative Officer. His start date with the City will be April 1, 2019.


Mr. Carter has over 20 years of experience in municipal administration, most recently as General Manager of Corporate Services/Deputy CAO for Niagara Region. In this role, he was responsible for management of 200 full-time employees covering six divisions, a $30 million operating budget, and a $500 million capital budget. Prior to this, Mr. Carter was the Chief Administrative Officer for the Township of West Lincoln, and was employed at the City of Selkirk, and the Town of Oro-Medonte.


At the City of Sarnia, Mr. Carter will be responsible for 424 full-time employees (not including Sarnia Police), a $145 million operating budget, and $29.8 million capital budget.


A resident of Smithville, Ontario, Mr. Carter will be relocating to Sarnia with his family. He is dedicated to creating a positive work environment and making a difference in people’s lives while managing and ensuring the efficient administration of the budget, programs, facilities and services consistent with Council’s direction.


Mayor Bradley and Sarnia Council welcome Chris Carter as the new CAO.   Mayor and Council share big dreams for Sarnia and are excited to work with Chris in making them happen for the citizens of Sarnia.

This article was posted Wednesday, March 6, 2019 11:19 AM

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