Tim Commisso, former Burlington General Manager, brought back to serve as interim General Manager for six months

News 100 yellowBy Staff

December 21, 2018



A refreshing change.

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The tough look of a bean counter? Tom Commisso to serve as interim city manager for up to six months.

Burlington’s city council has announced that Tim Commisso will be the Interim City Manager, effective Jan. 7, 2019. Tim is currently a Senior Advisor at MNP, a national accounting, tax and consulting firm.

Tim has extensive knowledge and experience in municipal government, strategy development, organizational effectiveness and performance, economic development, and change management. Tim holds a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation and obtained his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Tim will be a familiar name and face to many at Burlington City Hall.

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Tim Commisso – he knows how to smile.

Tim worked for the City of Burlington for 20 years holding various senior leadership roles including General Manager positions in Community Services and Development and Infrastructure, Director of Parks and Recreation and Deputy City Treasurer.

During his time in Burlington, Tim was at the forefront of community development and engagement. Tim was responsible for major community projects with resident involvement such as the Downtown Waterfront project, the Appleby Ice Centre and Paletta Park and Mansion. Tim was also the project lead on the Financial Management System Implementation and the facilitation of the Strategic Plan.

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Tim Commisso – will have a lot of questions for several of the departments.

Having worked in the public sector, Tim also brings many years of knowledge and experience in intergovernmental affairs. Tim’s most recent municipal experience was serving as the City Manager in Thunder Bay for seven years from 2008 to 2015.

Tim is expected to serve in an interim capacity for a six-month period. The search for a permanent City Manager will begin in the new year.

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2 comments to Tim Commisso, former Burlington General Manager, brought back to serve as interim General Manager for six months


    Tim should have made City Manager about 3 City Managers ago. He should be at the top of the list for consideration for a permanent choice.

  • John Birch

    Step in the right direction.
    Tim’s a good, thorough, and thoughtful civil servant.
    Welcome back.