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A view of "Progression" the public art at the front of City Hall

City Manager

Saint John Common Council appointed Major-General (Retired) John Collin as City Manager of the City of Saint John, January 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. “Mr Collin 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. 

City Manager John Collin