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Meet Our Executive Team

The City of Hamilton’s Executive Team is responsible for driving the City’s policies and projects in keeping with the City’s Strategic Plan. The Team acts as a conduit between the City Board and staff to ensure synergy within the organization.

It is comprised of the following members:

Dwayne Caines
Chief Executive Officer/City Secretary

Dwayne Caines

The Chief Executive Officer & Secretary to the Corporation of Hamilton is responsible for implementing the goals, strategies and policies of the Corporation of Hamilton as directed by resolution of the members. It is the responsibility of the Chief Executive Officer & Secretary to ensure that the day-to-day operations of the City of Hamilton are efficient and service-oriented and to be the driving force behind the City’s Mission to provide positive experiences for City-users through the delivery of quality initiatives and services.


Patrick Cooper
Chief Operating Officer/ City Engineer

Patrick Cooper 

The City of Hamilton’s Chief Operating Officer/City Engineer is responsible for the diverse business operations of the City.  The Chief Operating Officer/City Engineer works to create practical solutions to engineering challenges and oversees a team that is responsible for implementing those solutions within a specified budget and timeframe. They also oversee all capital projects and contracts undertaken by the City and are responsible for the management and maintenance of all City properties and services as well as future City planning.


Tanya Iris
Chief Financial Officer

Tanya Iris 

The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for all aspects of the City’s financial accounting and reporting, treasury and risk management functions. The Chief Financial Officer works to prepare and manage short-term and long-term budgeting objectives, including cash flow forecast, financing options and any amendments to the budget throughout the year.


Jessica Astwood
Director of Marketing and Communications

Jessica Astwood

The Director of Marketing and Communications is responsible for strategically developing short- and long-term plans to meet the City’s marketing, communications and public relations objectives and to promote City initiatives and services. The Director of Marketing and Communications also oversees and manages all aspects of events produced by the City of Hamilton with the aim of positively impacting our community and fostering pride in our City.


Lindell Foster
Director of Human Resources

Lindell Foster

The City of Hamilton’s Director of Human Resources plans and directs all functions of the Human Resources Department. The Director of Human Resources is responsible for the formulation and implementation of all HR policies and procedures. They ensure that the City continues to invest in its staff by engaging with employees, developing succession planning, and implementing leadership development.