Calgary,
08
January
2019
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23:50
America/Denver

City of Calgary Announces Departure of City Manager Jeff Fielding

CALGARY, AB – The City of Calgary announced today that City Manager Jeff Fielding will be leaving the organization in March and will return to Ontario where he has accepted a new role with The City of Toronto. His last day in the office is still being determined.

“Jeff has provided incredible leadership to the organization through challenging times,” says Mayor Naheed Nenshi. “I am personally very sad to see Jeff go, and wish him the very best in his new role.”

Jeff joined the organization in June 2014 while Calgary was experiencing unprecedented growth. Shortly after his arrival, Calgary started to feel the impact of declining oil prices, and Jeff shifted the organization’s attention to finding savings and efficiencies and focusing on infrastructure priorities.

"It has been an absolute pleasure working with Jeff," said Councillor Ward Sutherland, who was a member of the city manager hiring committee. "He's led The City of Calgary through a number of accomplishments and has made huge strides in unifying the organization."

The City of Calgary will begin the search for a new City Manager in the coming weeks.

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