City ends employment relationship with Deputy Chief Administrative Officer

Guelph, Ont., February 9, 2017–The City of Guelph has ended its employment relationship with its Deputy Chief Administrative Officer of Corporate Services, Mark Amorosi. The City thanks Mark for his service and for the role he has played in positively shaping the organization over the last ten years.

The City made its decision this week following an unintentional disclosure of information in which personal information was inadvertently disclosed to a third party.

“Notwithstanding this isolated event, for which Mark is bearing ultimate responsibility, he has made a number of valuable contributions to the City of Guelph,” says the City’s Chief Administrative Officer Derrick Thomson. “He is a dedicated public servant whose priority has always been the citizens of Guelph.”

Amorosi oversaw several initiatives that helped change the culture at City Hall and foster in a new era of openness in local government. Under his direction the City built its first-ever corporate technology plan—a plan that allows for more and better opportunities for citizen engagement. He was a champion for modernizing City services; tools like the budget simulator, Guelph’s open data portal, and the civic solutions accelerator make it easier for citizens to engage with their local government, and are part of the legacy Amorosi leaves behind.

Recruitment for a new DCAO of Corporate Services is underway. In the meantime, DCAO of Public Services Colleen Clack will serve in the role in an interim capacity while continuing to oversee Public Services. There is no disruption to the delivery of City services during the transition.

Media contact

Tara Sprigg, General Manager, Corporate Communications and Customer Service
519-822-1260 extension 2610
tara.sprigg@guelph.ca