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November 15, 2019
County appointment reaffirms commitment to Future Oxford and sustainability goals

Dennis Guy to join Oxford County as manager of Strategic Initiatives in January 2020

Oxford County is reaffirming its commitment to its sustainability initiatives and the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan through the appointment of Dennis Guy as manager of Strategic Initiatives, effective January 2, 2020.  

Guy joins Oxford County from the City of Hamilton, where he served over an 18-year span in a number of capacities that emphasized strategic planning, project management, change management, stakeholder relationships and community engagement. In his current role as manager of Customer Experience and Innovation at City of Hamilton Transit, Guy oversaw the most comprehensive engagement campaign in the Transit’s more than 100-year history. His past roles at the City of Hamilton have included positions in the City Manager’s Office, waste management, and corporate communications.

In his role as manager of Strategic Initiatives at Oxford County, Guy will play a key role in advancing Oxford County and Future Oxford’s goals to achieve 100% renewable energy, zero waste and zero poverty, as well as the evolving strategy to address Oxford’s housing crisis.

Guy is a resident of South-West Oxford, where he lives with his wife Carrie and their three children, Scarlett, Lincoln and Gibson. Guy and his wife relocated to Oxford County to raise their family in a community known for its welcoming atmosphere and commitment to sustainable practices for current and future generations.


Peter Crockett, CAO, Oxford County

“Council has demonstrated time and again that Oxford County is not a community to sit back and wait for solutions from others. Whether it’s poverty, the housing crisis, transportation challenges, climate change or other issues that affect our community’s wellbeing, Oxford is committed to taking action and achieving results. Dennis’s past success in fostering, nurturing, developing and leveraging organizational and community interest will play a key role in more actively engaging our community to work towards better quality of life for current and future generations.”

Dennis Guy, Incoming Manager, Strategic Initiatives, Oxford County

“I'm excited to be joining the Oxford County team and the robust network of committees that make Future Oxford a reality. This is an excellent opportunity for me to bring together my career experiences under a single umbrella-- from waste diversion and transportation, to community engagement and relationship building, and from strategic planning to project management. I'm looking forward to contributing to the great work that's already underway.”


Photo: Dennis Guy (JPG) 


Background: Working towards a sustainable future in Oxford County

Oxford County is emerging as a leader in sustainable growth through the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan. Since the Plan’s release in 2015, the County has made progress in key areas, including:

About Oxford County

Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403, Oxford County has a population of approximately 119,000 people across eight area municipalities that are “growing stronger together.” As a partnership-oriented, two-tier municipal government, Oxford County is emerging as a leader in sustainable growth through the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan and County Council’s commitment to achieving 100% renewable energy, becoming a zero waste community, and working towards zero poverty. Situated in one of Ontario’s richest areas for farmland, agriculture is a key industry that serves as a springboard for some of the sustainable industries that are steadily diversifying the local economy. Oxford County offers a thriving local arts, culture and culinary community, as well as conservation parks, natural areas and more than 100 kilometres of scenic trails. The Oxford County Administration Building is located in Woodstock, Ontario. Visit or follow our social media sites at Oxford County’s Strategic Plan is at


Tommasina Conte | Strategic Communication & Engagement  
519.539.9800, ext. 3503 |

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