To provide consistent corporate direction and leadership for the planning and delivery of municipal services by empowering staff and ensuring accountability to established standards and policies
Administration oversight is shared amongst the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and Corporate Leadership Team.
The CAO works closely with the Mayor and City Council to ensure Council’s goals and objectives are achieved. This is realized by providing strategic leadership to the Corporation, managing the daily operations of service delivery and leading ongoing improvements toward greater efficiency.
The CAO also oversees:
- Major City projects and initiatives including Service Delivery Review
- The development and implementation of corporate policy and procedures
- Recommends annual operating and capital budgets as part of the municipality’s financial requirements
- Approves a number of administrative reports on behalf of Council through the Delegation of Authority By-law
The Office of Continuous Improvement also forms part of the CAO’s Office. The CAO oversees the appointment and employment of all City employees and plays a key role in contract negotiations and labour relations.