Submitted Media Release

Following 33 years in public service, yesterday the City of Brantford’s Chief Administrative Officer, Darryl Lee announced his retirement effective July 3, 2019.

Darryl began his distinguished career in municipal government at the City of Hamilton where he held various managerial roles for 11 years prior to joining the City of Brantford in 2003. Well known for his good nature, calm disposition and excellent leadership skills, Darryl was promoted to General Manager of Corporate Services in 2011, having previously held positions as City Clerk and Director of Clerk’s Services.

Darryl has served in the position of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the City of Brantford since October 2016.

Darryl and his wife Diane look forward to travelling, spending more quality time with family and friends, as well as pursuing other hobbies and interests.

While the list of his significant achievements at the City of Brantford is lengthy, Darryl is most proud of leading the City during the past two and half years of tremendous growth and prosperity. “This is certainly a bittersweet decision for me. I’m so proud of the amazing work that is being done at the City now and see great promise under the leadership of this new term of Council. This is a family decision that has been our plan for quite some time.”

“While I am sorry to see Darryl leave the City later this year, I know we are in a stronger position because of his leadership”, said Brantford Mayor Kevin Davis. “I’m happy for Darryl and his family and look forward to his support in planning for a smooth transition of his role over the next six months.”

The City of Brantford extends our sincere thanks and congratulations to Darryl for his outstanding contribution to public service, and his steadfast commitment to the City of Brantford in the 16 years he has worked in this community.

Reporting to City Council, the Chief Administrative Officer is the City’s senior executive manager, overseeing all City Commissions and departments, including over 1,300 employees.