The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is appointed by and reports to The District of Sparwood Municipal Council. The CAO oversees the overall administration of the Municipality, its officers and employees. In addition, the CAO is charged with keeping Council up to date on corporate matters, advising Council on policy and other matters and ensuring that Council policy is implemented. The CAO also leads the senior management team and sets the overall strategic direction for short and long term administrative goals.
The Director of Corporate Services is responsible for providing administrative support to Council through agenda preparation, the recording of official minutes, the administration, drafting, and certification of Municipal bylaws and the execution of all legal documents on behalf of the Municipality.
In addition, Administration is responsible for municipal elections, by-elections and referendums. This department also manages and preserves all Council, Committee, and corporate records through a records management program.
The Administration Department is the initial contact for members of the community wishing to access the administration and government on a wide variety of issues. The Administration Department also processes requests for the release of information under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.