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Hamilton’s new city manager comes home to ‘dream job’

Janette Smith was joined by Mayor Fred Eisenberger for an introductory media conference after she was officially named Hamilton's new city manager.
Janette Smith was joined by Mayor Fred Eisenberger for an introductory media conference after she was officially named Hamilton's new city manager. Ken Mann

Hamilton’s new city manager calls the position her “dream job.”

Janette Smith has spoken to local media after being unanimously appointed by city council and says she is “very excited to be coming home.”

Smith grew up on a family farm in Mount Hope and graduated from Saltfleet High School in Stoney Creek before leaving for university and a 30-year career with the Region of Peel.

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After serving as Peel’s commissioner of health services and then heading up the region’s public works department, she says city manager was “the next career step I really wanted.”

Smith adds that being able to do that in your hometown is “the dream job.”

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Smith officially starts on May 6 and will become Hamilton’s first female city manager.

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