Janice Baker, City Manager/Chief Administrative Officer, City of Mississauga, Ontario
Janice Baker is the City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the City of Mississauga. Janice brings with her an extensive background in both the private and public sector. She has 28 years of municipal government and fiscal administration experience, serving as Director of Finance and City Treasurer for the City of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Commissioner of Corporate Services and then Commissioner of Public Works for the City of Oshawa, Ontario.
She joined the City of Mississauga in May 1999, as Commissioner of Corporate Services and Treasurer and was promoted to City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer in 2005.
Janice has received a number of awards including: three time WXN Top 100 Award winner in the Public Sector Leaders category in 2005, 2007, and 2009; inducted into the WXN Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women’s Hall of Fame in 2010; the FCA designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (ICAO) in 2011; and the Excellence in Municipal Finance Award from the Municipal Finance Officers Association of Ontario (MFOA) in 2011.
She currently serves on a number of other Boards and Committees including the Living Arts Centre (LAC), the Healthy Cities Stewardship Centre, and has a long history of community and professional volunteer service.
Janice earned a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1979 and went on to become a Chartered Accountant in 1982. She resides in Mississauga.