City of Kingston’s New Chief Administrative Officer

City of Kingston’s New Chief Administrative Officer

For Immediate Release
December 3, 2019

City of Kingston’s New Chief Administrative Officer

At tonight’s City Council meeting, Mayor Paterson announced that Lanie Hurdle has been appointed as the new Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Kingston. Lanie has nearly 20 years of experience in the municipal sector and has held several different leadership positions since joining the City back in 2006. For the last eight years, Lanie served as the Commissioner of Community Services and as Acting/Interim CAO since January. Lanie replaces Gerard Hunt who stepped down as CAO in July of 2019.

“I am delighted that Lanie Hurdle has accepted the position of CAO for the City of Kingston,” says Mayor Paterson. “Throughout her career, Lanie has demonstrated exceptional leadership and a passionate commitment to the well-being of our community. City Council is excited to work with her to achieve Council’s strategic priorities in the coming years.”

“It is a privilege to be selected as the next CAO of the City of Kingston.  Kingston is a progressive city with a passionate group of residents and I look forward to collaborating with Mayor and Council, our community partners and our dedicated staff to continue to serve and grow our city.” – Lanie Hurdle, Chief Administrative Officer

About the City of Kingston

Kingston’s vision of being a smart, livable and leading city is fast becoming reality. History and innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston’s high quality of life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.


Media contact:
Amber Bryant-Peller
Special Assistant to the Mayor
613-546-4291 ext. 1405