Jason Schmidt-Shoukri

Making Things Happen - Innovative Dynamic & Strategic Leader

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Jason Schmidt-Shoukri


Oakville, ON

Growth Mngmnt Policy Plann'g Develop't Engin'g Develop't Planning Parks Develop't Building Standards


over 20


Master's Degree

Land use development, design & construction, policy development, budgeting and project management.

Master of Public Administration + Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering

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Work Experience

City of Vaughan

Deputy City Manager, Planning & Growth Management

November 2017 — August 2020

Lead a "One Stop Shop" portfolio for land-use development approvals.
Operations included 6 departments overseeing 250 staff .
In charge of an annual operating budget of $50M and $100M capital budget.
A catalyst for getting things done, led a service excellence cultural transformation focusing on people, process & technology.
Strong financial acumen demonstrated in implementing strategic and sustainable financial policies focusing on investing in transformational city building initiatives.

City of Vaughan

Director of Building Standards / Chief Building Official

March 2015 — November 2017

Transformed a multi-disciplined fast-paced department into a customer focused service delivery unit, ensuring legislated timelines were met.
Oversaw an annual $10M operating budget and $20M capital budget.
Streamlined business processes improving customer satisfaction for a volume exceeding $1B of construction value annualy.
Improved operational performance through streamlining of business processes, alignment of policies and optimizing use of technology.

City of Burlington

Chief Building Official

September 2008 — March 2015

Fulfilled the CBO statutory and fiduciary duties as required by legislation.
Led the Mayor's task force on sustainability and climate change.
Administered an annual $5M operating budget issuing 2000 building permits.
Core member of the Emergency Management Team and the corporate Budget Review Task Force.

City of Burlington

Manager, Permits & Zoning Administration

April 2000 — September 2008

Transformed a $2M operations for issuing business licenses and building permits into an efficient user-fee based unit without reliance on the general tax base.

Vanguard Design, Architect


June 1996 — December 2000

Developed a consulting practice from the ground-up, providing planning, design and construction services for real estate development.
Portfolio encompassed a wide range of residential, commercial, institutional and industrial projects.


University of Western Ontario

Master of Public Administration

2008 — 2012

Masters Program focus was on Local Government including: Governance, Council Staff Relationship, Policy Development and Implementation, Program Evaluation, Micro and Macro Economics, Finances, Legal Framework, Public Engagement, Organizational behaviour, Human Resource Management and Communications.

Ain Shams University

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering

1978 — 1983

Bachelor of Science studies in Architectural Engineering encompassed a wide variety of subjects including: General Science, Planning, Architectural Design, Space Planning, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Material and Methods, Land Surveying, Cost Estimating and Project Management.