News Centre

Communications & Media Relations

Clear and on-going communication with residents is a top priority for the City of Hamilton. As part of this process, we issue news releases to the local media with important information on City programs, services and other initiatives. You will find news releases posted here from the moment they’re made available to journalists. If you’ve read or heard a story concerning the City of Hamilton, and you’d like more information, contact one of our Communications Officers.

Key contacts

Office of the Mayor

Michelle Shantz
Communications and Media Advisor
Office of Mayor Fred Eisenberger
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 4225
Email: [email protected]

City Manager's Office

John Hertel
Director, Strategic Partnerships & Communications

For general media inquiries contact:
Jen Recine
Manager, Communications
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 4970
Email: [email protected]

Healthy & Safe Communities

  • Recreation
  • Housing
  • Child Care/Early Years
  • Neighbourhood Development
  • Long-Term Care
  • Ontario Works
  • Fire
  • Paramedics
  • Public Health Services

Laura Botelho
Communications Officer - Public Health Services
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 2643
Email: [email protected]

Antonella Giancarlo
Communications Officer
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 5293
Email: [email protected]

Michelle Williams
Communications Officer
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 5540
Email: [email protected]

Planning & Economic Development

  • Planning (development applications, heritage planning)
  • Building (permits, inspections)
  • Growth Management
  • Waterfront (West Harbour/Pier 8)
  • Animal Services
  • Municipal Law Enforcement (By-Law)
  • Transportation Planning & Parking
  • Economic Development
  • Tourism & Culture (Museums & Heritage)

Marie Fitzpatrick 
Communications Officer
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 3488
Email: [email protected]

Allison Jones
Communications Officer
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 3810
Email: [email protected]

For inquiries about general economic development contact:
Michael Marini
Marketing Coordinator
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext.1781
Email: [email protected]

Public Works

  • Capital Planning and Road Construction
  • Parks and Cemeteries
  • Forestry
  • Road Operations & Maintenance
  • Traffic Engineering & Operations
  • Transit
  • Waste Management
  • Water and Wastewater

Jasmine Graham
Communications Officer
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 1430
Email: [email protected]

Amanda Kinnaird
Communications Officer - Transit
Email: [email protected]

Light Rail Transit

Kelly Anderson
Manager of Communications and Engagement
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 6389
Email: [email protected]

Corporate Services and Human Resources

Jacqueline Durlov
Communications Officer
Office of the City Auditor, Human Resources and Corporate Services
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 2221
Email: [email protected]

Hamilton Fire Department

Email: [email protected]

Hamilton Paramedic Service

Onsite Media Contact
Phone: 905-540-5782

Hamilton Police Service

Media Relations Officer
Phone: 905-546-4901

Hamilton Public Library

Shelley McKay
Manager, Communications
Phone: 905-546-3200 ext. 5934
Email: [email protected]