May 19, 2021
Paul Mitcham, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the City of Mississauga is the recipient of a long-service recognition award from the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA), celebrating more than 30 years of working in municipal management in Canada.
“It is an honour to recognize Paul on his 30 years as a municipal leader with this well-deserved award from the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators. He has successfully led large teams across multiple departments to achieve outstanding results through his strategic vision,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Paul’s dedication to municipal service shows in his approach to community issues and it’s thanks to him that our City has earned a reputation as a hub for culture, recreation and sport.”
Before becoming City Manager in June 2020, Paul served as Mississauga’s Commissioner of Community Services for 25 years; responsible for the planning, management and operation of five City divisions – Library, Recreation, Culture, Fire and Emergency Services and Parks, Forestry and Environment. His work led to the development and construction of key infrastructure including Mississauga Celebration Square, Harding Waterfront Estate House and the Garry W. Morden Centre. Paul was also instrumental in the development of multiple community partnerships and sponsorship agreements such as the naming of the Paramount Fine Foods Centre and the Raptors 905 NBA Development League partnership.
“I am humbled by this recognition and thank Council and staff for their ongoing support over the years,” said Paul Mitcham, City Manager and CAO. “I look forward to the challenges that lie ahead including our pandemic recovery, our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and continuing to make Mississauga a successful municipality for our residents and businesses.”
Prior to joining the City, Paul served as Commissioner of Works for the City of Etobicoke where he oversaw the design, construction and maintenance of roads, water and sewer systems as well as waste collection and recycling.
CAMA is a national, non-profit association open to all Chief Administrative Officers/City Managers and any person employed in a senior management position that reports directly to the CAO.
CAMA’s expectation is that each of its members will consistently demonstrate the competencies of their professions in serving their municipalities and that they will maintain the highest standards of accountability and professional integrity.