Brantford City Council re-hired Brian Hutchings as their Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) during their regular council meeting on Tuesday, March 28, 2023.
Hutchings resigned as CAO for the municipality earlier this year, working his last day on March 3 but will resume his position on April 4, 2023.
Hutchings left the municipality to pursue work with a non-profit housing organization in the Niagara region and to assist in managing a rapidly growing family business.
“With the unwavering support of my family, I have decided to accept City Council’s offer to return to the City of Brantford,” said Hutchings. “I love Brantford and feel very strongly about seeing through a number of the City’s key initiatives, including, settlement of the boundary lands, redevelopment of the Brantford Police Services Station, expanding the supply of affordable housing, a new multi-year budgeting process and cementing the City’s relationship with the Brantford Bulldogs.”
“I am very pleased that Mr. Hutchings has agreed to return to the position of CAO,” added Kevin Davis, Mayor for the City of Brantford. “As is widely known, Brian is a strong and passionate leader who was instrumental in securing the City’s agreement with the Brantford Bulldogs, and for overseeing the 2023 City budget that was not only well below the current rate of inflation, but also the lowest tax increase in the province among the 31 Ontario cities with a population of 100,000 or more.”