ABOUT THE CITY OF BRANDON
Brandon has been nicknamed the "Wheat City" in honor of its rich agricultural heritage and reputation as a prosperous farming community. It is situated in the southwest corner of the province of Manitoba and is the second largest city in Manitoba. Brandon covers an area of 43 square kilometers (26 square miles) and its official population according to the 2016 Census is 48,859. However, its trading area population is estimated at 180,000.
Brandon is the little city with the big heart and has twice been voted one of the top ten cities in Canada in which to live by Chatelaine magazine and is a progressive community with a quality of life that must be experienced to be appreciated.
The City Manager is the chief administrative officer (CAO) of The City of Brandon and reports directly to City Council. The City Manager is an appointed official of the City and is the main liaison between Council and Administration. It is the City Manager’s role to assist Council in setting the direction of the City by providing guidance and advice based on trends and best practices in other jurisdictions. He works closely with counterparts in other cities, as well as with both Federal and Provincial government officials on a variety of issues affecting Brandon.
The City Manager provides leadership and direction to the City administration and provides advice to Council in implementing its strategic priorities. Using a broad scope of knowledge, the City Manager deals with highly complex issues within the public sector, including strategic planning, finance, budgeting, accountability, and public policy development, and is responsible for the implementation of strategic and corporate goals, senior level communication, and negotiating.
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Mike Kerr or Laura Youngberg
530, 1000 – 7 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 5L5
Phone: (403) 263-0600
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