Guelph’s chief administrative officer leaving


Ann Pappert, Guelph’s top government employee, has told the city she won’t recharge her agreement.

Mrs. Pappert joined the City of Guelph in 2008 as the Executive Director for Community and Social Services and was named the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) in September of 2011.

 “Council thanks Ms. Pappert for her years of service to our City, and we wish her well in the future as she pursues new opportunities, Her accomplishments include fostering innovation, leadership and open government in City administration; and revamping the City’s approach to complex capital projects. She has long been a champion for arts and culture in Guelph, implementing a public art policy that has made a difference in our public spaces.” – Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie said in a news release.

“I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Council and with the many talented and dedicated employees of the City of Guelph. Guelph is an outstanding community that is not only loved by those who live and work here, but well-known, respected, and admired outside our borders.” – Outgoing City of Guelph CAO Ann Pappert


Pappert’s agreement was set to lapse in October and she and the city had been arranging another agreement. She advised Guelph City Council that while the discussions had been positive, she has decided to cease the negotiations.

Her present base pay with the city is $229,639.

The CAO is the sole contract position in the City that is selected by and reports specifically to the Mayor and City Council.

More information can be found the City of Guelph website.

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