Mike Sutfin raised Ottawa’s standards while lowering the floodwaters

Official will be remembered for transforming Ottawa’s flood mitigation plans into a national role model

Mike Sutfin explains flood mapping.

“He raised the bar. He raised our standards and our level of professionalism in those areas, and he was a great member of our community development department.”

—  Bob Eschbach, former mayor of Ottawa
In this file photo, former Ottawa Building Official and Floodplain Manager Mike Sutfin shakes hands with former Congressman Adam Kinzinger, who congratulates him for helping the city obtain a CRS 2 rating, which means Ottawa is among the 10 most prepared cities in the country when it comes to flooding.
Mike Sutfin