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July 12, 2011
Council appoints Brenda Patterson and John Livey as Deputy City Managers
  
Today, Toronto City Council unanimously approved the appointments of Brenda Patterson and John Livey as the City's next Deputy City Managers.

"Brenda's and John's appointments come at a time where we are facing key challenges in our organization," said Toronto City Manager Joe Pennachetti. "Both bring important and critical qualities to the positions including strong leadership, experience and expertise in innovative approaches to municipal management and I know will make significant contributions that will allow us to successfully and effectively meet the challenges ahead."

Patterson, who will serve as Deputy City Manager of Cluster A, joined the former Regional Municipality of Metro Toronto in 1986. After amalgamation, she has held a series of progressively responsible positions with the City of Toronto. In 2004, Patterson was appointed General Manager, Children's Services, and most recently appointed the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, a position she has held since 2008.

During her time as General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, Patterson has led a number of major initiatives at the City including the Recreation Service Plan, Management of the City's Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games facility plan, Toronto's First Duty Project and the City's Best Start Plan.

Patterson holds an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science, Child Studies degree from the University of Guelph and was awarded an Honourary Bachelor of Applied Science from Humber College.

John Livey, who will serve as Deputy City Manager of Planning and Public Works (Cluster B), has over 20 years of municipal senior and executive level experience. Mr. Livey has been the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the Town of Markham for the past 11 and a half years. He also serves as the President of Markham Enterprises Corporation which holds Markham's shares in PowerStream and Markham District Energy.

Throughout his career, Mr. Livey has worked with the Region of York, the former Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto and the Province of Ontario. In his current role as Chief Administrative Officer, he has worked closely with Council, staff and the community on a number of initiatives including Building Markham's Future Together, Markham's Strategic Plan.

Livey graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Toronto in 1973 and holds a Masters of Sciences in Urban and Regional Planning also from the University of Toronto. In 2005, he completed further study at the Queen's University School of Business, graduating from the Public Executive Program. He has also served on many boards throughout his career, most notably as the First President of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (1986) and a Board Member for the Ryerson University Planning Program Advisory Board (1991 to 1995); he is a fellow and past-president of the Canadian Institute of Planners. He also serves as a Board Member for the National Quality Institute and the Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation.

Both Brenda and John will assume their new positions August 8, 2011.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



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416-392-8937
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