For Immediate Release: December 15, 2009
BURLINGTON, ON – The City of Burlington has named long-time city employee Kim Phillips the new general manager of corporate services effective Dec. 15, replacing Bob Carrington who retired earlier this year.
Phillips, a 20-year employee with the city, is responsible for services that include human resources; finance; legal; information technology; and clerks (including community relations). A former city clerk with Burlington, Phillips has been the acting general manager of corporate services since spring 2009 and a member of the city’s executive team since January 2009.
“Kim is a strong and deserving appointment to our leadership team,” said Mayor Cam Jackson. “She is a remarkable public servant who has devoted her adult life to improving services in our city.”
A graduate of Queen’s University, Phillips has a bachelor’s degree in physical and health education, a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and a diploma in recreation leadership from Algonquin College. Phillips was city clerk in Burlington from 2001 to 2009, previously working in a variety of roles with the city that included assistant to the city manager, human resources representative and manager of policy and community development with parks and recreation.
Phillips has also worked with the Hamilton YWCA and the cities of Kingston and Cambridge.
“I look forward to working with our talented staff in Corporate Services to create what our community is seeking—the best possible customer service and a high level of citizen engagement,” Phillips said.
Phillips joins the city’s executive team that includes city manager Roman Martiuk; community services general manager Scott Stewart; development and infrastructure general manager Leo DeLoyde; human resources executive director Roy Male; corporate strategic initiatives executive director Allan Magi; and finance executive director Steve Zorbas.
“The city has made a sound decision in choosing Kim Phillips for this key role,” said Martiuk. “Kim has excellent leadership abilities and will steer her team toward success in 2010 and beyond.”
Burlington is an environmentally-focused, fiscally-responsible city with a workforce of 1,000 full-time equivalents and a budget of more than $180 million. For more information, visit www.burlington.ca
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