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Brad Stevens


Title: Deputy City Manager & Chief Resilience Officer

Areas of focus:

As Deputy City Manager, Brad is responsible for providing strategic oversight and integrated management for The City’s enabling services and corporate governance service line, including Facility Management, Fleet Services, Corporate Analytics & Innovation, Supply Management, Resilience & Infrastructure Calgary and the Real Estate & Development Services business units. Additionally, he has oversight of the Intergovernmental & Corporate Strategy division, as well as Major Projects. As the lead of the Infrastructure Calgary program, Brad also coordinates The City’s capital budget and investment process.

Career history:

Brad began his career with The City of Calgary in 1992 as an articling student to the City Solicitor after graduating from the University of Calgary’s Law School. Subsequently, continuing his tenure with the Law Department for the next 6 years. For the past 16 years, Brad has been a senior executive and was appointed Calgary’s first Deputy City Manager in 2015. In 2016, Brad was also named Chief Resilience Officer as part of The City of Calgary being awarded membership to the 100 Resilient Cities, pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation.

Brad also holds a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree from the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business and Institute of Corporate Directors Director (ICD.D) designation.

Leadership philosophy:

Brad’s leadership philosophy centres on having a well thought out plan to execute on strategy. As part of this, he believes it’s critical to build collaborative relationships, focus on a few critically important goals for the team, and encourages frequent communication with an open door approach. He empowers people to make decisions by sharing information and encourages strategic thinking throughout the execution process to ensure agility, accountability and the realization of goals. As a proud Calgarian, Brad is passionate about the community where he was born, raised and educated, and strives to make life better every day.