City’s New Manager of Communications

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Brendan Wedley has been selected as the new Manager of Communication Services for the
City of Peterborough, effective Monday, May 7, 2018.
Mr. Wedley brings almost 15 years of experience in media and local government to the new
position that will guide and support the City of Peterborough’s communications and community
engagement efforts.
“There’s a growing desire by residents to engage in the decisions of their local government –
and City Council expects that the City will continue to enhance how it communicates with
residents,” Chief Administrative Officer Sandra Clancy said.
“Until now, we’ve been focused on enhancing communications without a central position to
guide, support or coordinate the efforts across the Corporation. Brendan’s experience with
local media and strong relationships with community organizations will be a valuable resource
as we continue to improve how we engage with residents.”
Mr. Wedley was selected as the successful applicant after a panel of senior City Staff held
interviews with candidates for the position.
Mr. Wedley was a reporter with The Peterborough Examiner from 2005 to 2013. For eight
years, spread over parts of three different City Council terms, he was the newspaper’s
designated municipal government reporter. Through his time at The Examiner, Mr. Wedley
implemented live coverage of Council meetings and live video streaming of Council meetings
through The Examiner’s website.
Mr. Wedley left The Examiner near the end of 2013 to accept the position of Communications
Manager with the Downtown Business Improvement Area, where he led the association’s
communications and marketing activities.
Mr. Wedley currently works for the City of Peterborough as the Assistant to the Mayor. He
joined the City in March 2015. In the Mayor’s Office, Mr. Wedley assists with communications,
research and administrative support for the Mayor and Council.
“I look forward to working with the team from across the Corporation as we continue to
enhance how we communicate and engage with residents,” Mr. Wedley said.Mr. Wedley has an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and he’s a
graduate of the print journalism program at Loyalist College.