Chief Administrative Officer



The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is appointed by Town Council and is accountable to the Mayor and Council for the effective and efficient administration of the Town's operating departments and divisions. Department Heads/Commissioners are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the departments and report directly to the CAO.


The key responsibilities of the CAO include:

  • Ensuring that policy development is completed for presentation to Council and subsequently for its implementation and administration
  • Ensuring that innovative programs and services are developed and implemented to meet the ever-changing needs of the community, while ensuring the Town's commitment to fiscally responsible government
  • Coordinating Council directives between departments and the relevant agencies while ensuring that all operations are conducted within the framework of the values and goals of the corporation
  • Liaising with other government agencies at the federal, provincial, and local government levels to provide Council with the comprehensive information needed for the development of plans and policies