Organizational Chart


The City of Peterborough's organizational structure includes City Council as the elected governance body that provides direction to City administration through the Chief Administrative Officer, who is the City's most senior staff member. The Chief Administrative Officer oversees the operation of the City with the administration - the various programs, services, and facilities - organized under five departments:

  • Finance and Corporate Support Services
  • Legislative Services
  • Infrastructure, Planning and Growth Management
  • Municipal Operations
  • Community Services

You'll find information on the organizational structure below along with contact information.

City Council
City Council
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Office of the Chief Administrative Officer

Jasbir Raina, Chief Administrative Officer

Phone: 705-742-7777 ext. 1810

Email Jasbir

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Infrastructure, Planning and Growth Management

Blair Nelson, Commissioner 

Phone: 705-742-7777 ext. 1844

Email Blair

Divisions and programs:

  • Engineering and Capital Works
  • Planning, Development and Urban Design
  • Asset Management and Capital Planning
  • Building Services

View Infrastructure, Planning and Growth Management divisions and programs

City Hall

Finance and Corporate Support Services

Richard Freymond, Commissioner

Phone: 705-742-7777 ext. 1860

Email Richard

Divisions and programs:

  • Emergency and Risk Management
  • Strategic Communications and Service Peterborough
  • Facilities and Property Management
  • Materials Management
  • Information Services
  • Financial Services

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Community Services

Sheldon Laidman, Commissioner

Phone 705-742-7777 ext. 1822

Email Sheldon

Divisions and programs:

  • Social Services
  • Recreation and Park Services
  • Peterborough Public Library
  • Arts and Culture
  • Fire Services

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Municipal Operations

Jen McFarlane, Commissioner (Acting)

Phone: 705-742-7777

Email Jen

Divisions and programs:

  • Public Works
  • Transit
  • Environmental Services
  • Airport

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Legislative Services

David Potts, Commissioner

Phone: 705-742-7777

Email David

Divisions and programs:

  • City Clerk
  • Court Services
  • Municipal Law Enforcement Services
  • Realty Services
  • Legal Services

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