City of Windsor Announces New Chief Administrative Officer

After an exhaustive search, current City of Windsor Commissioner of Corporate Services, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and City Treasurer Joe Mancina has been appointed as the new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the Corporation of the City of Windsor.

Mr. Mancina joined the management team of the City’s Finance Department in 1989 and advanced through several positions of increasing responsibility within the corporation over many years until his appointment as Commissioner of Corporate Services, CFO and City Treasurer in 2016. A native of Windsor-Essex, Mr. Mancina is a graduate of the Odette School of Business at the University of Windsor, a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA), an Accredited Municipal Clerk/Treasurer (AMCT) and a Certified Municipal Manager (CMM) with the Ontario Municipal Management Institute.

Since mid-2022, former Chief Administrative Officer Onorio “O.C.” Colucci has been providing leadership at City Hall, overseeing last fall’s municipal general election, the transition process to a new City Council term, and the recent approval of the 2023 City of Windsor capital and operating budgets.

Mr. Mancina will assume his new responsibilities effective May 1, 2023. A search process will commence in the very near future to fill his current role of Commissioner Corporate Services, CFO and City Treasurer. Mr. Colucci’s final day at City Hall will be May 5, 2023.


“Assuming the role of Chief Administrative Officer during this exciting period of economic growth and renewed optimism in our city is very inspiring. I look forward to leveraging my long standing municipal experience and in-depth corporate knowledge as a catalyst towards continuing to develop a strong, energized and committed administrative team that is focussed on achieving the Strategic Vision and goals established by our elected officials and also positioning us to maximize all of the exciting opportunities that are before us.” – CAO Designate Joe Mancina

“On behalf of Council, I’m pleased to welcome Joe into his new role. With his deep experience and professionalism, I am confident that he will hit the ground running and help Windsor take advantage of the incredible opportunities that lie ahead. In addition, having O.C. assist in an acting capacity over the past several months was a tremendous benefit for the entire corporation. His steady hand and calm and diplomatic style have ensured a smooth transition and created the best possible conditions for an effective transition.” – Mayor Drew Dilkens

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