Big Changes are Coming to Burlington Council


A big change is coming to Burlington council in the new year.

In a recent news release from the city, it was revealed that Burlington city council appointed Tim Commisso as its Interim City Manager.

This change will be effective as of Jan. 7, 2019. 

Currently, Commisso is a Senior Advisor at MNP - a national accounting, tax and consulting firm.

Commisso holds a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation and obtained his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Wilfrid Laurier University. He has extensive knowledge and experience in municipal government, strategy development, organizational effectiveness and performance, economic development as well as change management. 

Commisso worked for the City of Burlington for 20 years holding different senior leadership roles such as General Manager positions in Community Services and Development and Infrastructure, Director of Parks and Recreation and Deputy City Treasurer.

During his time with the city, Commisso was at the forefront of community development, and engagement and was responsible for major community projects with resident involvement. Some of these projects included the Appleby Ice Centre and Paletta Park and Mansion project.

Tim brings a wealth of public and private sector experience to Burlington and we are fortunate to have his expertise,” Mayor Marianne Meed Ward said in a recent press release

Tim will hit the ground running here in Burlington because of his many years serving Burlington residents. On behalf of Council I would like to thank Tim for returning to Burlington to help us through this transition.”

Commisso is expected to serve in an interim capacity for a six-month period. The search for a permanent City Manager will start in the new year. 

Photo is courtesy of the City of Burlington.

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