Office of the Chief Administrative Officer

The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is the most senior official in the City’s administrative structure. The role is appointed by and reports directly to City Council for the policies and programs delivered by City employees. The CAO is supported by three Deputy Chief Administrative Officers who make up the City’s Executive Team.

Plans and projects

Guelph Community Plan

We have an opportunity—together—to set the stage for a strong, welcoming and prosperous Guelph for future generations. A Guelph where everyone has a sense of belonging, can access essential services, and earn a good living. A vibrant city that provides the best possible quality of life.

We can achieve this together through a united community plan.

Learn more about Guelph’s first Community Plan.


At the City of Guelph we’re growing a culture of innovation and service modernization across all City departments.