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Welcoming Delta's New City Manager

Dec 21, 2018

Following a competition conducted by an external search firm, City Council has selected Sean McGill as Delta’s new City Manager.

Sean has lived in Delta for 49 years and worked with the City of Delta for the last 29 years. Beginning his career as a labourer, Sean rose through the organization by achieving success in many challenging positions in almost every department. During that time, Sean focused on building strong relationships with his colleagues and creating a positive working environment along the way. His history of success at all levels of the organization provides a unique perspective and insight into the challenges of the City of Delta, which will be important in his new role.

Over the last few years, Sean has led the Corporate Services Department and worked tirelessly to support the City Manager, Mayor, and Council on many overarching issues that impact the City of Delta. He is an outstanding leader who is a champion and supporter of employees. His skill at building relationships extend beyond the City of Delta to connections with outside agencies and other stakeholders that will be invaluable in his role as City Manager.

“Sean McGill has proven over his career with the City of Delta to be an outstanding leader,” said Mayor George V. Harvie. “Sean has helped the organization achieve success in several innovative projects and on diverse, complex issues.”

Mayor and Council are very appreciative of Delta’s senior leadership team and others who have supported the organization through the recent transition period. Particular thanks go to Ken Kuntz, Director of Parks, Recreation, and Culture; Steven Lan, Director of Engineering; and Karl Preuss, Director of Finance, who acted in the role of City Manager over the last year.

Mayor George V. Harvie stated that that he was very pleased that succession planning enabled Delta to hire from within for this key position and that all the candidates have provided outstanding service to the City.

The City Manager is responsible for the overall management of the operations of the City of Delta and oversees a budget of $328 million while providing leadership and guidance to the entire organization of approximately 1,500 employees.

Under Sean’s leadership, Mayor and Council anticipate continued excellence from all staff to best serve the Delta community.