City Council names Eddie Robar as Interim City Manager 
April 3, 2024

Mayor Amarjeet Sohi announced that City Council has named Eddie Robar as Interim City Manager, effective immediately. As the most senior official in City Administration, he will be responsible for leading more than 11,000 employees in delivering hundreds of City programs and services across more than 70 lines of business, and is the connection between Administration and City Council. 

“Council relies on City Administration to provide the information and advice for us to make the best decisions for Edmontonians,” said Mayor Sohi. “We appreciate that Eddie will provide a steady hand during this transition period. He has already earned the confidence of Council through leadership in delivering key City programs, and we appreciate his commitment to public service in taking on this new assignment.”

Prior to this assignment, Mr. Robar was the Deputy City Manager of City Operations, the department responsible for parks, roads, transit, waste, fleet and facility programs. In that role, he has overseen redesign of the City’s bus network, introduced adjustments to snow and ice programs, and advanced the organics waste program. Prior to that, he led transit systems in both Edmonton and Halifax.

Edmonton’s City Manager is a contracted employee of City Council, and contract terms are being finalized. Mr. Robar will act as Interim City Manager until the completion of a recruitment conducted by a committee of City Council.
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