Interim City Manager's biography
As Interim City Manager, Wendy serves as Council’s chief administrator leading the organization to deliver services across more than 100 distinct lines of business through 10 departments and 17,000 employees.
Wendy is a strong financial steward who has devoted her entire career to public service. With more than 25 years with the City of Ottawa, she has held several leadership roles including most recently as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
As CFO, Wendy was responsible for all financial aspects of the corporation, including the development of the $4.14B operating and $989.5M capital budgets, tax policy, long-range financial plans and $1.8B annual payroll and distribution of pensions and benefits.
Throughout her tenure with the City of Ottawa, Wendy has established strong, collaborative relationships across the organization, local industry partners and key stakeholders at all levels of government. She is an accomplished servant leader who has a proven track record of developing, empowering and guiding diverse teams of people to deliver quality service.