Janice Baker (FCPA, FCA ICD.D) retired in 2023 after a 35 year career in municipal government. She joined the City of Mississauga in 1999 as Commissioner of Corporate Services and Treasurer and was promoted to City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer in 2005, a position she held for 15 years. In 2020, she was asked to serve as the Chief Administrative Officer for the Region of Peel, leading that organization through COVID response and recovery.
She has spent her career helping to build communities, having held senior roles at both the City of St. John's, Newfoundland and the City of Oshawa, Ontario before moving to Mississauga. Believing that leaders need to give back, she served on a number of Association and Community Boards, including a term as President of the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) in 2017-18.
Janice has received a number of awards including the Vanier Medal from the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) in 2019, becoming the first local government leader to be recognized with this award. She was awarded both the FCPA designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (ICAO) and the Excellence in Municipal Finance Award from the Municipal Finance Officers Association of Ontario (MFOA) in 2011.
Janice completed the Rotman Directors Education Program earning her ICD.D designation and currently serves on the Board of the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation.