5:30 p.m., Feb. 8)
City hires former deputy manager to replace Kent Kirkpatrick
By Fred Sherwin
city council has hired former deputy city manager Steve
Kanellakos to replace Kent Kirkpatrick as the city's top
are delighted to have Mr. Kanellakos return to Ottawa
City Hall to continue his great work on behalf of Ottawa
residents. He is a trusted leader and consummate public
servant with impeccable credentials in the planning and
delivery of a broad range of municipal services,
Mayor Jim Watson said in a press release announcing the
first began his career with the Gloucester Police Department
moved up through the bureaucratic ranks and was eventually
appointed as the first director-general of the newly-almalgamated
Ottawa-Carleton Regional Police Service in 1995 . He remained
with the police service until Ottawa was amalgamated in
2001 when he successfully applied to lead the emergency
and protective services department.
2004, Kirkpatrick appointed Kanellakos as one of three
deputy city managers in a reorganized management structure
to head up an expanded community and protective services
left the City of Ottawa last May to accept a position
as the top bureaucrat with the City of Vaughan after Ottawa
had extended Kirkpatrick's contract another year.
Kirkpatrick announced his plans to retire in September,
many City Hall insiders were hoping that Kanellakos might
return. On Monday their wishes were granted.
City is undergoing unprecedented growth with the expansion
of light rail transit, a new Innovation Centre, new cultural
landmark facilities, and other city-building projects,"
says Watson. "Our Council, residents, employees,
and stakeholders will be well served by the dynamic and
prudent management style of Mr. Kanellakos as the City
moves forward with its challenging, ambitious priorities.
will assume his new post on May 2, 2016. For a detailed
and informative on
Steve Kanellakos click here.
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