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City hires new Chief Administrative Officer

North Bay, ON – May 2, 2023 – North Bay Council is pleased to announce the hiring of John Severino as the City’s next Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).

The decision to hire Mr. Severino was approved by Council Tuesday following a recruitment process that began shortly after he was appointed interim CAO in early January.

“We look forward to continuing to work with John. He brings a wealth of experience to the table and his knowledge of the community, the staff and the organization will be invaluable as we continue to focus on our priorities and move forward as a City,” said Mayor Peter Chirico.

Mr. Severino holds a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in chemical engineering from Queen’s University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Ottawa.

He has been a long-time member of the city’s management team, having served as Manager of Environmental Services in 2010 before becoming Managing Director of Community Services in 2015 and City Engineer in 2018. Mr. Severino also held management positions in the private sector prior to his career with the City, including those at PGI Fabrene Inc. and Dupont Canada Inc.

“I am excited to be taking on this new role with the City of North Bay and look forward to working with staff across all departments as well as with the City’s community partners in supporting Council’s vision and implementing its goals,” said Mr. Severino.

City hires new Chief Administrative Officer
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