The City Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer of the City of Hamilton. The City Manager reports directly to the Mayor and City Council.
Janette Smith is the City Manager for the City of Hamilton, taking on the role in May 2019.
A champion of improving community health and well-being for the past 30 years, Janette has extensive experience in public service, serving in various senior leadership roles at the Region of Peel for the past two decades. As the Commissioner of Health Services and the Commissioner of Public Works, Janette was instrumental in ensuring this rapidly growing and changing community continued to thrive.
She has spent many years fostering important partnerships that maximize the value of tax dollars and improve the quality of life of the community. She has focused on priorities such as climate change, waste diversion, growth management, community safety, and building healthy and age-friendly environments, all while delivering efficient and effective services.
Janette has actively participated in a wide range of committees over the years to examine various community issues and needs. She currently sits on the Community Climate Change Partnership and the Metrolinx Municipal Planning Leaders Forum.
A graduate from the University of Waterloo's Bachelor of Science program, Janette also holds a Master of Health Science, Community Health from the University of Toronto and has completed several professional development programs from the Rotman School of Management, Queen's Executive Development Program and the Schulich School of Business.
City Manager's Office Divisions
Chief Digital Officer & Director of Innovation
- Digital Transformation
- Open Data Strategy
- Corporate Partnerships
- Corporate Initiatives
CEO CityHousing Hamilton
- Asset Renewal
- Partnership Development & Support Services
- Strategy & Quality Improvement
- Tenant Administration
- Office of the City Auditor
Executive Director, Human Resources
- Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
- HR Systems & Operations
- Employee & Labour Relations
- Talent Management
- Health, Safety & Wellness
- Organizational Development
Director, Communications & Strategic Initiatives
- Digital Communications
- Social Media & Marketing
- Creative Services
Director, Government & Community Relations
- Government & Stakeholder Relations
- Community Initiatives & Engagement
- Grants & Strategic Partnerships