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Brantford appoints Chris Gauthier as City Clerk

City of BrantfordBrantford appoints Chris Gauthier as City Clerk

The City of Brantford has appointed Chris Gauthier as City Clerk/Director of Clerk’s Services, effective April 3, 2023.

Gauthier has over ten years of professional managerial experience in the municipal sector, holding various Clerks department roles including Deputy City Clerk and most recently as the City’s Acting City Clerk/Director of Clerk’s Services. 

Gauthier has been with the City of Brantford since 2018, and is a member of the City’s Continuous Improvement (CI) and Innovation Team and the Human Resources Pre-consultation Team. Prior to joining the City of Brantford, Gauthier served as the Deputy Clerk at the City of Woodstock.

Gauthier holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Western Ontario, an Ontario Graduate Certificate in Public Administration from Humber College, an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Brock University, and certification from the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO) Municipal Clerks Institute.

Gauthier’s accomplishments to date include creating and implementing an interactive Notice of Motion (NOM) submission tool, initiating and implementing civil marriages as a new revenue source for the City, and successfully executing an “Adopt-a-Poll” initiative whereby 95% of Election polls in the 2022 municipal election were staffed by City employees.

As City Clerk/Director of Clerk Services, Gauthier will oversee all service delivery within the Clerks Department portfolio, including Legislative Services, Administration & Licensing, and Corporate Records.

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