• Sun. Sep 24th, 2023

Markham appoints new Treasurer and Director of Financial Services

MARKHAM, ON – June 1, 2023 – The City of Markham is pleased to announce Joseph Silva as the new Treasurer and Director of Financial Services, effective June 19, 2023.

“I am delighted to welcome Joseph Silva to the City of Markham and to the City’s senior leadership team,” said Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “Joseph brings significant and diverse experience that blends traditional finance and business services roles, as well as public policy and community-based programming.”

Reporting to the Commissioner of Corporate Services, Mr. Silva will be responsible for managing all business functions of the Financial Services Department. This includes multi-year financial planning, the budget process, investment management, and City-wide financial services like revenue and taxation, accounts payable, procurement, and financial monitoring and reporting.

Mr. Silva is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA). He holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Queen’s University and a Master’s degree in Economics from McMaster University. His undergraduate degrees are in Economics and Education from York University.

“The City of Markham has a proud tradition of strong financial stewardship and Joseph brings to Markham an exceptional skillset and familiarity with Markham and York Region which sets him up for success,” says Markham CAO Andy Taylor. “Markham continues to attract a diversity of talent which is a testament to our organization’s commitment to innovation and service excellence while also investing in staff and ensuring our employees have the ability to grow and thrive.”

Mr. Silva comes to Markham from the Regional Municipality of York, where he is currently the Director of Strategies and Partnerships in the Community and Health Services Department. His portfolio includes social policy development and community program design and implementation, as well as emergency social services, and strategic programs and partnerships.

He was previously Deputy Treasurer and Director at York Region with responsibility for financial and business processes, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and office services for the entire corporation. During this time, Mr. Silva led a number of transformation initiatives, and technology improvements to enhance financial processes.

Before joining York Region, Mr. Silva worked in a number of roles in the Ministries of Energy, and Infrastructure in the Ontario Government, and at Finance Canada

Joseph Silva, Treasurer and Director of Financial Services, effective June 19, 2023, City of Markham.


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About Markham: Markham, an award-winning municipality with more than 353,000 residents and the largest of nine communities in York Region, is home to over 650 headquartered companies and more than 1,500 high tech and life science companies. Markham is a leader in attracting foreign direct investment with more than 234 foreign companies located in the City. Founded in the 1790s, today Markham is Canada’s most diverse community and enjoys a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy. 

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