Guelph, Ont., July 22, 2019–Scott Stewart, who most recently served as the City of Guelph’s Deputy CAO of Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise Services, has accepted Council’s offer to serve as Guelph’s next Chief Administrative Officer.
Stewart will replace Derrick Thomson, who left the organization earlier this year.
The CAO is the sole position in the City that is recruited by and is accountable directly to City Council.
“Landing the right person for a role as important as chief administrative officer for a city like ours is no small task,” says Mayor Guthrie. “Our CAO selection committee conducted a full-scale, national search which revealed the right person to guide and oversee our administration is one of our very own. Scott brings proven experience and tremendous leadership to this office and Council is very excited to work with him in this new capacity.”
“It’s an enormous privilege to lead this city—with its talented and dedicated people, and its commitment to providing the very best municipal services to its residents and businesses,” says Stewart. “I’m both honoured and thrilled, and very much look forward to working with the mayor and Council on all of the opportunities and challenges that are ahead.”
Stewart joined the City of Guelph in 2015. Prior to that he held a variety of progressively senior positions with the cities of Burlington, Hamilton, Brampton, Mississauga and Peel Region. Guelph’s new CAO has spent more than 33 years in the municipal sector in Ontario.
Mayor Cam Guthrie
City of Guelph