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Employee Testimonials

The City of Peterborough is home to a variety of employees. Let them tell you why they chose to work here, and what keeps them coming back. For example:

I am the Associate City Solicitor, my job entails providing general and specific legal advice to the various divisions and departments that make up the municipal corporation. I prepare and negotiate a lot of contracts and am involved in just about every aspect of the services the City delivers to Peterborough's residents. I am also active in most areas of law including: administrative, construction, environmental, human rights, planning, privacy, real estate, and litigation. When required, I appear before various levels of court and different tribunals.

Working with great people who are engaged in public service is very rewarding. Legal Services supports the work performed by other City divisions and departments; as a result, I am constantly learning new skills and new things about the complex inner workings of the City. My work depends on good communication and co-operation with other City employees and I enjoy learning from and supporting my peers. One of the best things about working for the City of Peterborough is that I get to live here. I didn't grow up here, but I chose Peterborough as my home and I've never regretted that decision.

At a high level, my job is to help prevent and manage risks while assisting other City departments to deliver services to Peterborough's residents. At times I need to educate other City employees about the potential risks of a particular initiative and at other times I'm the one being educated. Every municipal corporation is becoming a more complex entity with every passing year and my role is help ensure that mandatory and discretionary services are delivered in an appropriate fashion.

- Alan