The City of Cornwall is organized into the following departments. Please click on the tabs below to learn more, navigate pages containing additional information, and contacting the relevant staff members.

For a directory of staff members, please click here.

 Chief Administrative Officer

The CAO is the highest ranked staff position in the Corporation, and is responsible for the overall management of the City of Cornwall's operations, programs, services and assets.

Maureen Adams was appointed CAO in April 2016. Prior to that, Mrs. Adams served as the General Manager and Chief Financial Officer for the City, a key position that involves overseeing the annual City budget process, and ensuring the City maintains a strong financial position.

Each department of the City has a manager, and these managers all report to the CAO. Her principal role is to work closely with his management group to plan and review all activities, issues and programs that impact municipal operations and the public good. The CAO also ensures that all appropriate matters are brought to City Council for review and approval.

For more information, please contact:

Maureen Adams 
360 Pitt St. Box 877 
Cornwall ON K6H 5T9 
Tel: (613) 930-2787 ext. 2325
Fax: (613) 932-8145 

 Department of Corporate Services 
 Human Resources

Human Resources is the people department for the City of Cornwall. Its mission is to train, develop and motivate the City employees to enable them to provide the best possible service to the citizens of Cornwall.

Corporate Services' many components include assisting other City departments by coordinating the recruitment and selection process which brings new employees to the Corporation, and then ensuring that employees are trained for the job. Staff in Corporate Services administer employee benefits, provide labour relations assistance, ensure fair treatment of employees and ensure adherence of health and safety legislation.

Please click here to view current Career openings.

The manager of this department is Geoff Clarke.

 Clerk's Division 

 The Clerk's Division is a team led by the City Clerk, dedicated to providing a variety of services. This Division could be described as the "glue" that binds the City together. It is the principal administrative group within the Municipality and its roll is a critical one. The primary role of the Clerk's Division is driven by provincial legislation, particularly the Municipal Act, the Municipal Elections Act, the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Vital Statistics Act and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

The main functions performed by this Division include City Hall reception, printing program, corporate messenger program, vital statistics and lottery licensing and includes Commissioners of Oaths on hand to assist the public. The Clerk's main office includes the City Clerk, Deputy Clerk, and Client Service Representatives that help to deliver in the various programs. This main office prepares Council agendas, minutes, by-laws, resolutions and legal functions. This division is also the official archivist for the municipality and preserves Council documents and all matters of public record. 

Please click here to access Clerk Services.

The City of Cornwall's Clerk is Manon Levesque.

 Department of Financial Services/Treasurer 

The Department of Financial Services is responsible to provide financial reporting systems, policies and procedures, services and support to other City departments and external entities in order to ensure the City's operations are effectively managed. We provide advice on financial matters to the Mayor and Council and City Managers.

Please click here to visit the Finance and Budget pages.

The manager of Financial Services is Tracey Bailey.

 Department of Planning, Parks & Recreation 

Planning, Parks & Recreation is a large department charged with overseeing the City's parks, recreation facilities and programs, as well as ensuring development occurs in a positive fashion.

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The manager of this department is Mark Boileau.

 Department of Infrastructure & Municipal Works 

The City owns considerable property, generally referred to as infrastructure. This infrastructure includes many kilometers of roadways along with water and sewer lines. The Infrastructure and Municipal Works Division has the task of maintaining and regularly upgrading this diversified infrastructure.

Please click here to learn more about Infrastructure & Municipal Works.

Click here to learn more about the Environment Division.

The manager of this department is John St. Marseille.

 Cornwall Fire Services 

The City of Cornwall Fire Department performs a number of services, all of which are designed to maximize the safety and quality of life for the residents of our community.

The most obvious service traditionally associated with fire departments is the suppression of fires. While the Cornwall Fire Department has the trained personnel, equipment and experience to fulfill this mandate, we also provide the following services that truly make Cornwall a safer place to live, work and visit:

  • fire prevention and education programs;
  • hazardous material response;
  • water and ice water rescue;
  • technical rescue (awareness);
  • response to medical calls;
  • auto extrication;
  • training services.

Please click here to learn more about Cornwall Fire Services.

Cornwall Fire Services' Chief is Pierre Voisine.

 Paramedics Services

Cornwall SDG Paramedic Services provides 24-hour 365-day emergency coverage to the over 111,000 residents and visitors to our community. 

An integral component of the regional 911 system, Paramedics respond to victims of sudden illness or injury. Highly trained and skilled in the pre-hospital management of a wide spectrum of emergencies, Paramedics attempt to stabilize and render treatment to patients at the scene and on route to medical facilities.

Please click here to learn more about Paramedic Services in Cornwall and area.

Click here to learn more about Emergency Preparedness.

Cornwall SDG Paramedic Services' Chief is Bill Lister.

 Social & Housing Services 

The Social & Housing Services Department delivers programs and services to residents of both the City of Cornwall and the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry.

The Department is divided into the following categories. Please click on the following links to learn more:

The administrator of this department is Stacey Ferguson.

 Glen Stor Dun Lodge 

Glen Stor Dun Lodge is a non-profit long term care facility. It also offers outreach services. The Lodge building is a four-storey custom-designed structure with resident areas, galleries, dining rooms, activity areas and personal care areas.

To learn more about the Lodge, please click here.

The administrator of the Lodge is Norm Quenneville.

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Emma Meldrum
Public Information Coordinator
360 Pitt Street, Box 877, Cornwall ON, K6H 5T9
T.: 613-930-2787 ext. 2157
F.: 613-932-8145
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