The Role of the Chief Administrative Officer
The general administration function involves the management of the Regional Municipality and Regional Hospital District and general supervision & direction of all Departments and staff - subject to the policy, direction and priority-setting of the Regional Council.
Under the direction of the Regional Council, the Chief Administrative Officer, or Administrator, is responsible for the execution and administration of their decisions & policies and for furthering goals, objectives, and priorities.
Among numerous responsibilities, the Administrator is also responsible for ensuring coordination & cooperation between Provincial government departments & agencies, and other levels of government.
The Corporate Services Department acts as a central information centre for the Regional Municipality. The control, preparation, and distribution of information is a large part of the role this department plays. Corporate Services serves as a communication link between the public and its municipal government, providing citizen access to information which is considered vital to their participation in the democratic process. The department is responsible for preserving such information as the community's documented history insofar as local government is involved.
Other responsibilities and functions of Corporate Services and specifically the Corporate Manager, include
- preparation & preservation of agendas and minutes;
- responsibility for the preparation and certification of all bylaws;
- responsibility for the adherence to all regulations of the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act,
- the provision of clerical support to Regional Council and their committees;
- clerical or other services for most other Departments;
- public relations;
- elections; by-elections and referenda;
- advertising and event coordination;
- organizational purchasing,
- records management;
- Municipal Hall use and maintenance coordination.