Corporate Services

Who We Are

The Corporate Services Department supports key initiatives and core deliverables of the City. Corporate Services consists of three separate but inter-related sections:

  • Corporate Policy / Social Planning
  • Climate Action and Environment
  • Legal Services

What We Do

Corporate Policy oversees corporate initiatives and intergovernmental projects and programs. This section is responsible for coordinating Delta’s business planning services and bylaw development, organizing municipal representation and policy briefings for the Union of BC Municipalities and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, collaboration with Tsawwassen First Nation, and Federal and Provincial Ministers; as well as the implementation of economic development incentives and the promotion of tourism services in Delta.

Social Planning is responsible for implementing Delta’s social plan, including targeted initiatives related to housing, addiction services, seniors, youth, and health. Social Planning focuses on individuals and their relationships in all aspects of community living, including personal safety, resources for vulnerable, at-risk community members, accessible infrastructure and services, and affordable housing.

Climate Action and Environment is responsible for ensuring that the environmental values of the City are enhanced and protected through environmental management, education, restoration and enhancement of natural areas including Burns Bog, enforcement, bylaw development, building and development plan reviews and environmental assessments. This group also investigates complaints regarding spills, odours, pest problems, industrial noise and contaminated site issues, and delivers seasonal programs such as mosquito and invasive plant control.

Legal Services provides legal advice and risk management services to Council and staff. Legal Services also manages City property and provides support services to other departments regarding land issues.

Mel Cheesman, Director