Office of the CAO

Chris Carter

The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is the senior appointed official for the Township of West Lincoln, providing organizational leadership to all municipal staff.

The Chief Administrative Officer has the responsibility of coordinating the work of all municipal departments and ensuring that those departments carry out policies and directions given by Mayor and Council. The CAO’s position acts as the principal advisor to Council in the development of public policy, including ensuring that Council is provided with all relevant information necessary to make informed decisions.

The Chief Administrative Officer oversees day-to-day operations for the Township through 5 Department Heads and coordinates the administrative interaction with various operating agencies including the Region of Niagara, the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority, the Federal Government , the Province of Ontario and other neighbouring municipalities.

The CAO’s office has an Administrative Assistant who fulfils the administrative direction as assigned by the Chief Administrative Officer, and performs the various secretarial functions for this office.