Guelph names its top engineer to the City’s executive leadership team

Kealy Dedman becomes Guelph’s new Deputy Chief Administrative Officer of Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise Services

Guelph, Ont., August 16, 2019 – Today Chief Administrative Officer Scott Stewart announced the selection of Kealy Dedman as the City’s new Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise Services. The position was vacated by Stewart when he took on the CAO role last month.

Dedman has served as Guelph’s City Engineer and General Manager of Engineering and Transportation Services since 2013.

“Kealy has been an instrumental part of our municipal leadership team in her capacity as City Engineer and general manager,” says Scott Stewart. “Her strong people leadership, commitment to public service, and extensive experience in the field of public works are just some of the reasons she’s exceptionally well suited for this role. We’re very fortunate to have her on our team.”

In Guelph, Dedman is best known for her work to address the infrastructure gap—a critical problem for cities across North America. Guelph’s corporate asset management program and transparent, dedicated funding for stormwater management services are among the hallmarks of her work on that front. She also helped secure more than $10 million in funding for important roads, water and wastewater infrastructure.

Dedman is past president of both the Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA) and the Canadian Public Works Association (CPWA). Prior to coming to Guelph, Dedman worked as Director of Engineering Services for the City of Cambridge and held various positions at the City of Mississauga, the Credit Valley Conservation Authority, and Philips Engineering. She is a recipient of the Public Works Leader of the Year award from the OPWA.

Dedman holds a Masters of Public Administration degree from the University of Western Ontario, along with a Bachelor of Science Engineering degree and a Bachelor of Science degree from Queen’s University.

The departments under Dedman’s leadership now include Business Development and Enterprise, Engineering and Transportation Services, Environmental Services, Planning, Urban Design and Building Services and Facilities Management at the City of Guelph.

For more information

Scott Stewart, Chief Administrative Officer
519-822-1260 extension 2220
scott.stewart@guelph.ca