City Manager Jeff Fielding leaving Burlington for Calgary, effective May 16


Media Release

City Manager Jeff Fielding accepts a position with City of Calgary

Burlington, Ont., April 14, 2014- Mayor Rick Goldring announced today that City Manager Jeff Fielding will be leaving the City of Burlington to become the new city manager for the City of Calgary.

“I want to sincerely thank Jeff on behalf of City Council and staff for his significant, positive impact on the city and its residents,” said Mayor Goldring. “Under Jeff’s leadership, we have accomplished a tremendous amount of work in the last two years, setting us on the path for Burlington to become one of the most innovative and creative municipal governments in Canada.”

Fielding began with Burlington in January 2012. He introduced processes and tools to enhance the delivery of city services, including results-based accountability, business process management and service-based budgeting. Fielding will be with Burlington until May 16, beginning his new position with Calgary on June 2.

“It has been an honour and a privilege to serve the people of Burlington,” Fielding said. “Burlington has great leadership, a dedicated city council and some great public servants. I have been proud to call Burlington home, and I believe this city deserves its reputation as the best mid-sized city in Canada.”

An announcement will soon be made regarding an interim replacement for the city manager. The city will provide an update as soon as a decision is made.

“Burlington has a positive image in the municipal sector and is a very desirable place to work, as well as being a great place to live,” said Mayor Goldring. “Those attributes will help continue to attract the best talent in municipal government to work in Burlington.”


Communications contact:Donna Kell, Manager of Communications

905-335-7600, ext. 7841

905-630-6263 (mobile)


Media contact:Mayor Rick Goldring

905-335-7600, ext. 7607


Written by Marianne Meed Ward

I was inspired to seek public office because I believe, like so many of you, “I can do something about that” on the issues we face. As councilor, my role is to take a stand on what’s best for residents and go to bat for it. Pushback is inevitable from those who don’t have the community’s interests at heart. I will stand with you and for you, to achieve the best interests of our city, without caving to unacceptable compromise in the name of consensus.

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