With 30 years of public service experience, Paul Mitcham brings a breadth of knowledge to his current role as City Manager for the City of Mississauga. Paul served as the City’s Commissioner of Community Services for the past 25 years, illustrating extensive success in leading large teams to achieve outstanding results through his strategic vision.
As Commissioner of Community Services, Paul was responsible for the planning, management and operation of five City divisions, which include Library, Recreation, Culture, Fire & Emergency Services and Parks, Forestry & Environment. These five divisions have unique projects and challenges and require nimble leadership to meet commitments to the City and its stakeholders.
Prior to joining the City, Paul served as Commissioner of Works for the City of Etobicoke where he oversaw the design, construction and maintenance of roads, water and sewer systems and waste and recycling collection among others. Through his leadership, he increased efficiency and simplified the division’s organizational structure.
As a certified professional engineer, Paul started his career in the heart of the engineering and production industry in Hamilton, Ontario. Following 17 years of holding leadership positions in this sector, Paul took on the role of General Plant Manager for International Harvester/Case Tenneco, a farm and industrial equipment manufacturer.
When he is not actively working for the countless communities that make up Mississauga, Paul finds himself giving back to the community in other ways. He sits as the Chair of the Living Arts Centre, interim chair of Mississauga’s Tourism Board, president of Hamilton’s Rosedale Tennis Club and is an active United Way volunteer and rider in Princess Margaret Hospital’s annual Ride to Conquer Cancer.
He is married to his wife, Jane McDonald, a recently retired family physician. They have three adult daughters, Alex, training at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Toronto as a medical resident doctor, Catherine, a registered nurse at Juravinski Hospital in Hamilton and Alysia, waiting for courses to resume at Laurier University.
Paul holds a B.A. Sc. in industrial engineering from the University of Toronto and an MBA from McMaster University.