Guelph welcomes new GM, Environmental Services

Guelph, ON, August 20, 2015 – Ramesh Ummat, current Chief Administrative Officer of the Municipality of the County of Colchester in Nova Scotia, will join the City of Guelph as its new General Manager of Environmental Services on October 5.

“Guelph undertook an exhaustive recruitment process that attracted a number of experienced applicants from across the country,” says Al Horsman, Deputy CAO of Infrastructure, Design and Enterprise. “In the end, Mr. Ummat’s unique combination of experience and education made him the ideal candidate. His track record for innovation and leadership were standout features of his application, and the City looks forward to his stewardship in this new role.”

Ummat has served the community of Colchester in progressively senior positions since 2003. He has extensive design, construction, operations, administration and management experience, and has worked with public municipal infrastructure, transportation, water, wastewater, storm water and solid waste management.

A professional engineer (P.Eng), Ummat has a Master of Public Administration and three engineering degrees including two Master of Civil Engineering degrees.

The General Manager, Environmental Services is a new position, created as a result of a restructuring that was first announced last November. In this role, Ummat will oversee the City’s Solid Waste Resources, Water Services, and Wastewater Services departments.


For more information

Al Horsman
Deputy CAO, Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise
519-822-1260 extension 5606