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City Manager

Office of the City Manager

The City Manager is the chief administrative officer (CAO) of The City of Brandon and reports directly to City Council. The City Manager is an appointed official of the City and is the main liaison between Council and Administration. It is the City Manager’s role to assist Council in setting the direction of the City by providing guidance and advice based on trends and best practices in other jurisdictions. He works closely with counterparts in other cities, as well as with both Federal and Provincial government officials on a variety of issues affecting Brandon.

The City Manager maintains strong ties with the local business and community organizations. This position is closely connected with the community at large and seeks feedback to ensure the City is providing relevant services. The City Manager is also responsible for ensuring that the affairs of the City are carried out in accordance with the applicable legislation, policies, or plans established by Federal, Provincial, or local government.

The City Manager’s role and duties are legislated by the Provincial Municipal Act. The specific duties for the corporation are further assigned as per a City Manager By-law, passed by City Council. Many of these responsibilities and corresponding authorities have been delegated to the appropriate department by way of delegation letters to help ensure efficient and effective service delivery to our citizens.

The City Manager leads the senior management team who provides overall corporate leadership to the organization. This position is responsible for overseeing the following civic divisions and departments:


City Org Chart

PDF Icon City of Brandon Organizational Chart (18 KB)

Corporate Services Division

  • Finance, Information Technology, Emergency Communications, Risk & Emergency Management


Operational Services Division

  • Community Services, Public Works, Transportation


Development Services Division

  • Engineering, Planning & Building, Property, Traffic, Water Treatment, Waste Water Treatment


Human Resources Department
Clerks Department
Economic Development
Fire & Emergency Services
Corporate Communications
Legal Services


The City Manager is also a member of the Brandon Police Board which is established under Provincial legislation to provide direction for the Brandon Police Service.


Current City Manager

Rod Sage has 30-plus years of staff experience within the City of Brandon. Sage has been serving in the Acting City Manager role since late-February of 2017 following the departure of former City Manager Scott Hildebrand, and has also held the role of City of Brandon General Manager of Operational Services since 2008. Sage has also held various progressive leadership roles within Brandon’s local government realm dating back to the early 2000’s.

Rod will rely on a strong senior management team and together will promote “Serving and Building Community” throughout the corporation. Arising from this statement are five pillars which serve to remind our employees of our commitment to serve our community with P.R.I.D.E. These pillars represent:

Professionalism - Respect - Integrity - Diversity - Excellence

The goal of your City Manager is to ensure our staff provide relevant services and programs for the community, along with excellent customer service, ultimately earning the community’s respect and trust.


Main Contact Information

Main Phone Line: 204-729-2204
Fax: 204-729-0975

Second Floor, City Hall
410 - 9th Street
Brandon, Manitoba
R7A 6A2


General Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Closed from 12:00 to 1:15 p.m.)
Closed Statutory Holidays


Request an Appointment with the City Manager

To schedule an appointment with The City Manager please contact:

Cathy Rauch
Executive Assistant to the City Manager

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