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City of Saint John appoints new City Manager


Saint John Common Council has appointed Major-General (Retired) John Collin as the new City Manager of the City of Saint John. Mr. Collin will assume his new responsibilities January 7, 2019.

“This is an important leadership role within the municipality and we are delighted to have attracted broad interest from top candidates across the country,” says Mayor Don Darling. “John was selected for his leadership track record, his commitment to creating an exceptional customer service culture, his broader public sector experience and for his drive, clear focus, high-level collaboration and strategic communication skills. We look forward to him leading our organization.”

Mr. Collin faithfully served his country as part of the Canadian Army for 35 years, retiring as a “two-star” general. He then worked as a senior executive with Bruce Power, the world’s largest nuclear power generator. He is also a successful small-business owner; having designed and operated a fine-dining restaurant. 

“I am very excited to be joining the City of Saint John and I look forward to working with my new colleagues to deliver on the priorities and achieve the vision that the Mayor and Council have set for our community,” said City Manager John Collin.

Mayor Darling and the members of Common Council participated in the search process with support from Organization Consulting Limited and received over 70 applications from candidates across Canada.


Mr. Collin

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