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The Chief Administrative Officer (C.A.O.) is Council's principal advisor on matters of policy. The C.A.O. has full responsibility for the implementation of Council approved policies, directing the preparation of the executive budget, and exercising general financial control over all Town departments in terms of approved appropriations.

The C.A.O. is charged with the responsibility of coordinating the work of all municipal departments and ensuring that those departments carry out the policies and directions given by the Mayor and Council. The C.A.O. oversees the day-to-day operations of the Town through six separate Department Heads, and coordinates the administrative interaction with various operating agencies such as the Police Service Board and the Midland Public Library Board.

Responsibilities include recommending the Current and Capital Budgets, approving items for Council agenda, both open and in-camera, and dealing with personnel matters including the hiring and discharge of all Town staff. The C.A.O. fulfills the administrative direction of major projects that involve several departments and such other duties and functions as Council may vest in the C.A.O.

It is expected that we will continue to provide great opportunities for the Town, and it is the role of the Chief Administrative Officer to assist the Mayor and Council in identifying these opportunities for the maximum benefit of this community.