Item - 2021.CC35.4

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on July 14, 2021 without amendments and without debate.
  • See also By-law 682-2021

CC35.4 - Appointment of Deputy City Manager

Decision Type:
Adopted on Consent

City Council Decision

City Council on July 14, 15 and 16, 2021, adopted the following:


1. City Council appoint Paul Johnson to the position of Deputy City Manager for the City of Toronto, with such appointment to be effective on September 7, 2021, subject to written acceptance by Paul Johnson, of the terms and conditions of a contract of employment offered by the City.


2. City Council authorize the City Manager to negotiate terms and conditions of employment with Paul Johnson.


3. City Council authorize the public release of the name and curriculum vitae summary of Paul Johnson in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (July 6, 2021) from the City Manager.


The following Curriculum Vitae Summary for Paul Johnson is now public:




Curriculum Vitae Summary




2018 – present General Manager, Healthy and Safe Communities Department, City of Hamilton (currently also the Director of the Emergency Operations Centre for the pandemic response)


2015 – 2018 Director, LRT Project Coordination, City of Hamilton


2015 Director, Corporate Initiatives, City of Hamilton


2010 – 2015 Director, Neighbourhood and Community Initiatives, City of Hamilton


2000 – 2010 Executive Director, Wesley Urban Ministries


1993 – 1997 Director of Resource Development, Wesley Urban Ministries


2005 - 2006 Director, Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction


1997 - 2000 Y2K Program Officer, Digital Equipment Corporation/Compaq Computer Limited




Bachelor of Arts, History McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario


Community Shift Leadership Program Ivey School of Business University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario




Co-chair - Hamilton Anchor Institution Leadership (HAIL), 2011-present


Province of Ontario Member, Toronto Implementation Panel – Moving on Mental Health, 2013


Chair, Hamilton Best Start Network, 2005-2013


Chair, Human Services Planning Initiative, 2008-2010  


President – Hamilton Association of Approved Basketball Officials


Co-chair – Canadian Basketball Officials Commission (Development and Education Committee)


National Evaluator of Officials – Canada Basketball


Chair – United Church of Canada Joint Grants Committee


Co-chair – United Way of Burlington-Hamilton Campaign Cabinet, 2015


Hamilton Citizen of the Year Award Winner – 2020


John “Wink” Willox Award for Outstanding Contributions to Basketball Officiating, 2015


Honorary Chair, Week of the Child and Youth, 2007


Named Paul Harris Fellow by two Hamilton Rotary Clubs


Graduate – Bay Area Leadership, 2003

Confidential Attachment - Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees

Background Information (City Council)

(July 6, 2021) Report from the City Manager on Appointment of Deputy City Manager (CC35.4)
Confidential Attachment 1
Source: Toronto City Clerk at