Community NewsMississauga

Mississauga Welcomes Geoff Wright as Interim City Manager and CAO

Mississauga ON – Last week Mayor Carolyn Parrish announced the appointment of Geoff Wright as the interim City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of Mississauga, effective immediately. Wright steps into the role following the departure of Shari Lichterman.

Wright brings a wealth of experience to the position, having served the City of Mississauga for 17 years in various capacities. Most recently, he was the Commissioner of Transportation and Works since 2016. His previous roles include Director of Works, Operations and Maintenance, and Director of the Transportation and Project Office and Business Services. Before joining Mississauga, Wright held several positions within the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Wright holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Dalhousie University and an MBA from Saint Mary’s University. In 2012, he was selected for the prestigious Governor General’s Leadership Conference, which gathers emerging leaders from across Canada.

As City Manager and CAO, Wright will be the most senior public servant in Mississauga, reporting directly to the Mayor and City Council. He will oversee the operations, services, and programs delivered by the city. Wright will be supported by his leadership team of five commissioners and an extended team of directors.

Mayor Parrish expressed her confidence in Wright’s abilities: “I want to thank Shari for her years of service to the organization and our residents, as well as her contributions to moving Mississauga forward. I wish her well in her future endeavours. I’m pleased that Geoff Wright has accepted the position of City Manager and CAO. I have full confidence in his abilities as he brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the role.”

Wright is eager to take on his new responsibilities: “I’m pleased to take on this important role during an exciting time in Mississauga’s history. I look forward to working with the Mayor, Council, and the entire team of staff within the corporation to advance the priorities of the City.”

This leadership transition marks a significant moment for Mississauga as it continues to grow and evolve, with Wright’s extensive experience and leadership expected to guide the city effectively into the future.


Kelly Deschamps is the dedicated City Hall Reporter, bringing forth the pulse of municipal affairs with precision and clarity. With an astute eye for detail and a passion for uncovering the stories that shape urban life, Deschamps delivers comprehensive coverage of local governance. For inquiries or feedback, contact Kelly at

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *