In Algonquin Highlands, the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is also the Clerk.
The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the municipality and ensures programs and services are delivered efficiently and effectively. The CAO also ensures policies and the direction of Council are implemented, and advises and informs Council on the operation and affairs of the municipality. All municipal departments report to Council through the CAO.The CAO oversees and directs the human, financial and physical resources of the Township to ensure Council initiatives are met.
The Clerk's Department provides legislative and administrative support to the matters, procedures and decisions of Council and ensures the statutory requirements of the Municipal Act are met. The Clerk's Department prepares and retains official municipal records such as agendas, minutes, by-laws, and legal documents for the Township. The Clerk also provides a number of statutory services:
- Cemetery Administration
- Council agendas and minutes
- Commissioner of Oaths
- Lottery Licenses
- Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
- Request to Appear before Council
- Birth & Death Registrations
Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk