The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is the most senior, non-elected official in the Municipality’s administrative structure and is responsible for the overall administration and operation of the Municipality. The CAO is appointed by and reports directly to Council and is required to implement plans, policies and projects as approved by Council. The CAO is Council’s primary advisor on policy and is also responsible for providing strategic leadership in municipal operations, preparation and submission of the annual budget and, following council approval, for administering the budget on behalf of the municipality.
In accordance with Section 229 of the Municipal Act, 2001, the CAO shall be responsible for exercising general control and management of the affairs of the municipality for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective operation of the municipality and performing such other duties as are assigned by the Municipal Council.
Jason H. Trottier, HBBA, CPA, CMA
Chief Administrative Officer/Treasurer