City Announces New Commissioner of Infrastructure Services


David Simpson portrait photoAfter a rigorous selection process, Mayor Drew Dilkens, Windsor City Council and Chief Administrative Officer Joe Mancina are pleased to announce that David Simpson will take on the role as the new City Engineer/Commissioner of Infrastructure Services, effective July 8, 2024.

Mr. Simpson brings with him a wealth of experience and a proven track record in managing large-scale infrastructure projects. His municipal expertise and vision will be invaluable as we continue to develop and improve our infrastructure to meet the growing needs of our community.

Since 2017, Mr. Simpson has served as the Director of Public Works (Commissioner) at Oxford County (Regional Municipality) in overseeing the operation and management of over $3.2 billion of municipal infrastructure. Prior to 2017, he worked at Halton Region managing significant infrastructure growth, regional mobility, capital planning and municipal water resources. Mr. Simpson holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Chemical Engineering and designations as a registered Professional Engineer of Ontario and Project Management Professional. He continues to be an active member of the Ontario Water Works Association, Ontario Waste Management Association, and Southwest Community Transit Association (executive member).

Mayor Drew Dilkens, along with Windsor City Council, would like to thank Mark Winterton for his ongoing assistance while we transition the infrastructure portfolio to Mr. Simpson. Mr. Winterton continues to be a vital source of knowledge and inspiration for the corporation and for the betterment of the residents of Windsor as he continues to share his over 30 years of infrastructure knowledge.


“The City of Windsor has been identified as one of the most important communities to watch in Ontario and Canada. We are facing the evolving needs, opportunities and challenges that go hand in hand with incredible economic growth, creation of new jobs, and a rapidly growing population. As we move forward with initiatives that increase our housing supply, revitalize the core, and invest in the vital new and aging infrastructure required to sustain our growth trajectory, it is important to have the right people at the table. The role of City Engineer/Commissioner of Infrastructure Services is a key position in our Corporate Leadership Team, particularly as we are focused on building Windsor’s future. Mr. Simpson’s vast experience in the municipal sector, and across many intersecting municipal portfolios makes him a welcome addition, and we look forward to having him join the City of Windsor team.” - Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens

“With over 18 years of direct municipal sector experience, including progressive management experience in organizational leadership, strategic planning, municipal engineering, public works and environmental services, integrated growth management and infrastructure planning, I look forward to Mr. Simpson joining the Corporate Leadership Team and bringing his experience and external perspective to lead our infrastructure initiatives in Windsor.” - Joe Mancina, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), City of Windsor

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