Chief Administrative Officer
The position of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is established by bylaw, and responsibilities are outlined in Sections 207 and 208 of the Municipal Government Act.
The Chief Administrative Officer is Council’s only employee. He is responsible for all aspects of administration, and is the primary communication link between Council/Councillors/Reeve and County administration/staff. He is accountable to Council for implementation of policy and the effective and efficient delivery of services to residents. Council has the authority to direct the CAO only, and is to do so collectively, rather than individually
The CAO must ensure that Council is kept informed about the operation of the municipality and issues affecting it locally, provincially, and federally. It is important that the Chief Administrative Officer remain politically neutral, advise Council of pertinent and appropriate information based on the facts of the issue, and support Council’s decisions to administration, staff, ratepayers, residents, and other affected parties.