The Chief Administrative Officer is the principal advisor to Council, providing advice on legislation, developing policies, strategic planning, budgeting, community relations and economic development. The CAO is the liaison between Staff and Council, ensuring that staff adequately implement and administer the policies that are enacted by Council.
As Head of Staff, the CAO is responsible for the overall management of the Township's operations, including human resources and staffing matters. The CAO ensures that service delivery and general government operations are carried out in compliance with the approved budget in a cost efficient manner. The CAO is also responsible for ensuring that the municipality meets all statutory obligations and municipal standards as may be determined by upper levels of Government and Council.
The CAO works closely with all Department Heads who report directly to the CAO to ensure a high level of communication and coordination between departments on policy and operational issues.