City of Portage News Release
Portage la Prairie City Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Nathan Peto as the new City Manager of the City of Portage la Prairie. Nathan will assume his responsibilities on December 11, 2017 and will succeed Jean-Marc Nadeau, who announced his departure last month.
Nathan comes to the position with over ten years senior management experience within municipal and non-profit environments, coupled with an educational background in Political Science and Public Administration. Since 2011, he has worked with the City of Brandon as a Policy Analyst and Manager of Corporate Initiatives, directly supporting the City Manager in areas of corporate and strategic importance. He also served as General Manager of the Brandon Chamber of Commerce prior to 2011. Nathan has proven leadership abilities and brings in-depth knowledge and experience in data driven analysis, policy making, and strategic planning as well as being actively involved in the municipal budget process.
As the City Manager, Nathan will report directly to Mayor and Council. He will be responsible for implementing strategic priorities to serve the citizens by identifying, evaluating, and meeting the community needs in accordance with policies and guidelines determined by Council under the provisions of the Municipal Act. The City Manager is responsible for the management of a $31 million budget and a dedicated senior leadership team who oversee all the departments within the City.
“We want to welcome Nathan to the City of Possibilities” said Mayor Irvine Ferris. “We look forward to working with him to serve the needs of our Citizens.”
“It is an honour to be joining the City of Portage la Prairie as its new City Manager.” Said Peto. “This is an opportunity for me to contribute my knowledge and experience toward the continuing growth and development of this great community. I look forward to working with Mayor Ferris and Council, as well as the dedicated staff, in serving the people of Portage la Prairie.”