David Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer, Region of Peel
David has been serving the public for over 30 years. As the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the Region of Peel, David is responsible for the co-ordination of all administrative and service delivery functions, and for the overall management of the Regional Corporation. He oversees a diversified organization that provides essential public services to more than 1.3 million residents and 86,000 businesses in the Cities of Brampton, Mississauga, and the Town of Caledon. Peel has achieved the National Quality Institutes Canada Award of Excellence (2006 -2009) and Canada Order of Excellence (2009 - 2011), being the first Canadian Municipalities to receive those honours.
Prior to being appointed as CAO in October 2005, David served as Commissioner of Social Services and Director of Ontario Works in Peel. David has also held positions with the Government of Ontario and the Region of Halton.
David has received the Rotary International Centennial Award for Professional Excellence. His work at Peel has been recognized with the IPAC Public Sector Leadership Award (Gold). David is a Fellow in the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University. He also serves on several provincial and national organizations, including the Advisory Board for the Municipal Leadership program with the Schulich School of Business at York University, the Board of Directors for the Ontario Housing Services Corporation, and is Vice-Chair of the Institute for Citizen-Centred Services Certification Board, Ottawa.
David has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto (Mississauga, Ontario) and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario), and has completed the Executive Education program at Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government (Cambridge, Mass.). David is married and has two sons.