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Niagara Region hires permanent Commissioner of Public Works

Regional Council has approved the appointment of Bruce Zvaniga as Niagara Region’s permanent Commissioner of Public Works. Zvaniga will continue to lead our Public Works Department on a permanent basis, after serving as interim commissioner since 2020.

Zvaniga’s appointment follows a rigorous, nationwide recruitment process that was recently endorsed by members of Regional Council.

Zvaniga has extensive experience having almost 40 years in the municipal public works field. Developing his skills in the early years of his career with the City of Toronto, then spending the last 10 years in senior leadership roles including with the City of Burlington, Regional Municipality of Halifax, and of course most recently here at Niagara Region.

In his short time with the Region, Bruce Zvaniga has already delivered on a number of significant initiatives for Niagara’s Public Works Department including: developing a business continuity plan to identify services that could be paused or altered to support the Region’s response to COVID-19; and providing oversight of major public works infrastructure projects including the proposed new South Niagara Wastewater Treatment Facility. Currently, he is leading the steering committee charged with transforming transit service across the region through integration of the existing local area municipal systems and the Region’s inter-municipal services.


"I look forward to working with Bruce in his position as Commissioner of Public Works and seeing the contributions that he will bring to the Region. His success in the hiring process ensures continuity for the Region as it moves forward with several major projects over the next few years."
~ Ron Tripp, Chief Administrative Officer
"I am honoured to continue my work with Regional Council, my colleagues and the staff at Niagara Region. I look forward to leading work on an impressive list of infrastructure growth and renewal projects that will revitalize and prepare Niagara’s infrastructure for years to come. As well as continuing my leadership role in delivering consolidated transit service in the region. I am committed to the delivery of excellent community-focused services, while maintaining environmental and economic sustainability."
~ Bruce Zvaniga, Commissioner of Public Works

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Sean O'Brady
Niagara Region
905-980-6000 ext. 3742

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