Brent Lamming new Deputy CAO

Brent Lamming is Sault Ste. Marie’s new Deputy Chief Administrative Officer.

Council unanimously appointed Lamming to the position at last night’s regular meeting of city council.

“Brent brings several years of municipal government experience and executive management leadership to the position of Deputy CAO,” said Mayor Matthew Shoemaker in a release. “He has extensive knowledge of the municipality and community and has been an instrumental part of several important developments such as the Soo Market and the City’s efforts related to the YMCA.”

Lamming’s full title is Deputy CAO, Community Development and Enterprise Services for the Corporation of the City of Sault Ste. Marie.

“I am honoured to be selected as the next Deputy CAO for the City of Sault Ste. Marie,” said Brent Lamming. “I look forward to working with Mayor Shoemaker, City Council, our dedicated City staff, and the community to advance our City’s development.”

A graduate of Algoma University where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree, Lamming brings a wealth of experience as a senior leader in the financial services industry, complemented by a strong background in municipal government.

“It has been a pleasure working with Brent in his previous role,” said Tom Vair, CAO. “His dedication to our community is exceptional and I look forward to continuing to work with him in his new position.”

Lamming is a Certified Management Accountant of Ontario (CMA) with expertise in budgeting, accounting, operations, and asset management, skills expected to serve him well in his latest advancement of civic duties.

His previous senior roles include President of Community First and SVP Strategy Your Neighbourhood Credit Union, CEO of Community First Credit Union, Superintendent of Material Reprocessing at Algoma Steel, and most recently, Director of Community Services with the City of Sault Ste. Marie, overseeing critical community services such as City transit and parking, cemetery, community centres, arenas, and recreation and cultural initiatives.

In addition to his CMA designation, Lamming holds a Personal Financial Planning Designation from the Institute of Canadian Bankers and has completed Project Management at the University of Waterloo and Strategy Certification from the Smith School of Business at Queens University. Mr. Lamming has also completed the Municipal Administration Program through the Association of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario.

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