Things looking rosy with City of Guelph’s new GM of Environmental Services

Guelph, Ont., April 29, 2019—Today the City of Guelph welcomes Jennifer Rose as the general manager of Environmental Services. Rose is set to take over from Peter Busatto who is retiring after 35 years with the City.

“We were looking for someone who could step into the role as Peter enters his well-earned retirement and Jennifer is the perfect fit both with respect to her leadership commitment and understanding of the work of the City’s Environmental Services teams,” said Scott Stewart, Deputy CAO, Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise for the City of Guelph. “Rose is committed to finding better ways to deliver services and creating a great place to work—she will make an excellent addition to our leadership team.”

Rose comes to the City with 15 years’ experience in the municipal sector, most recently as director of Environmental Services for the City of Vaughan. Previously Rose was the wastewater infrastructure management program manager for the Region of Peel.

“I’m excited to work for the city as Guelph is well-known for its focus on the environment,” says Rose. “I look forward to the opportunity to contribute to the success of the city, working with the community to achieve environmental goals. The City of Guelph has a stellar team and I’m honoured to become part of this great city.”

Rose will oversee the Environmental Services department which includes our water, wastewater and solid waste divisions. These integrated divisions deliver frontline services to residents and businesses in Guelph, delivering safe drinking water and providing innovative and efficient wastewater treatment and waste collection services.

“We’ve got a big couple of years coming up in Environmental Services with multiple master plan updates starting and rolling out our multi-residential waste collection,” added Stewart. “Jennifer will help guide us through this work ensuring continuity of service, and will bring a new perspective as well.”

Rose holds an MA from the University of Toronto, a BA and a BSc from Brock University and a certificate in organizational development from Queen’s University. Rose is also on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Public Works Association.

Jennifer Rose, General Manager, Environmental Services

For more information

Scott Stewart, Deputy CAO
Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise
City of Guelph
519-822-1260, extension 3445
scott.stewart@guelph.ca