Mayor announces newest Chief of Staff

By Staff

September 11th, 2023



Mayor Marianne Meed Ward announces the appointment of  Marie Nash as her new Chief of Staff.

Marie Nash: New Chief of Staff for Mayor Meed Ward

Marie has been a leader of more than 12 years in communications, public policy, and community engagement. She brings with her a strong business background, extensive knowledge of the functions of municipal governments and experience working with government stakeholders. These skills will serve our goal of promoting Burlington as open for business and are especially needed at a time when collaboration between all government levels is crucially important.

Marie was most recently the Chief Operating Officer at the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, where she worked to further elevate the institution’s operations, communications, advocacy efforts, value proposition and engagement with all members of the business community, large and small. Working directly with the CEO and Board of Directors in developing and executing the organization’s overall short- and long-term strategies, she ensured the relevancy and longevity of the 178-year-old institution.

During the pandemic, Marie successfully created and executed programs and policies that addressed critical issues, such as the creation of Hamilton’s COVID-19 Concierge program, Ontario’s Vaccine Support Council, and the Rapid Testing for Business program. She also led the creation of multiple research projects and reports that resulted in significant recommendations on issues — such as women in the workforce, labour shortages and childcare — leading to measurable improvements in the community’s quality of life.

Marie also chairs and sits on multiple boards and committees, including Tourism Hamilton’s Music Advisory Committee, the City of Hamilton’s Physician Recruitment and Retention Steering Committee,


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1 comment to Mayor announces newest Chief of Staff

  • Joe Gaetan

    Newest,new, Chief Of Staff? Is this, an additional, or, new Chief of Staff, meaning we did not have one prior to this blockbuster announcement? I would love to see a COB Organization Chart and how it has changed/increased/decreased since 2018.