Local government | November 12, 2021
Following a national search, the City of Mississauga has selected Jodi Robillos as the new Commissioner of Community Services, effective November 10, 2021. Robillos has served as the Acting Commissioner of Community Services since June 2021 and prior to that, as the Director of Parks, Forestry and Environment since 2018. She replaces the former Commissioner, Shari Lichterman, who is now the Commissioner of Corporate Services and CFO.
“It’s great to see Jodi take on this role permanently,” said Paul Mitcham, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer. “I have had the pleasure of working with Jodi for over ten years in various capacities. She brings a wealth of experience, expertise, and a can-do attitude to every job she does. Jodi is a quick learner and a seasoned relationship builder within the corporation and in the community. For the past few months that she has served as Acting Commissioner, she has been a great addition to the City’s Leadership Team. Jodi is positioned well to work with our Leadership Team, but also Council, residents, and the community to continue to deliver high quality programs and services, while maintaining a commitment to business excellence.”
In her new role as Commissioner, Robillos will report to into the City Manager’s Office and will oversee the following divisions: Culture; Fire and Emergency Services; Tourism; Library; Parks, Forestry and Environment; and Recreation.
These business areas provide thousands of programs to the residents of Mississauga, as well as support education and learning, provide unique cultural experiences, develop and maintain the City’s parks, tree canopy, and recreational amenities and public green spaces, and ensure that residents are kept safe through proper emergency planning and fire services.
“I have always been proud to work at the City of Mississauga,” said Robillos. “Mississauga is my home and I am proud of the work that we have been able to accomplish. I am excited about the job ahead and continuing to provide residents with programs and services that enrich their lives and make Mississauga one of the best places to live in Canada.”
Prior to her role as Commissioner of Community Services, Robillos served as the Director of Parks, Forestry and Environment where she oversaw the development of the City’s first ever Climate Change Action Plan in 2019. Through her 25-year career at the City of Mississauga, Robillos has served in many progressively senior roles in the Community Services Department, including as a Supervisor, Facility Manager, Special Project Lead, and as a District Manager. In that time she has led important initiatives including the City’s Sports Plan, and the Future Direction Master Plan, among many others.
Robillos holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Education from York University, as well as a Certificate in Municipal Leadership from the Schulich School of Business at York University. She is a long time community volunteer with various sports organizations within the City, and a proud Mississauga resident where she lives with her husband and three children.
Commissioner of Community Services