Municipal Administrators (CAO)
Under the authority of the Municipal Government Act, council must appoint a Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). The CAO is the administrative head of the municipality and is responsible for the day to day operations of the municipality which includes managing municipal staff, preparing materials for council meetings, and acting as the primary advisor for council. Council provides direction for the CAO through bylaws and policies.
The following links provide more information specific for Municipal Administrators:
- Basic Principals of Bylaws
- Information Bulletins
- In Camera Discussions of Council
- Links of Interest for Administrators
- Municipal Census Training
- Property Tax - Adding Amounts to the Tax Roll
- Property Tax Exemptions - A Guide
- Retention and Scheduling of Municipal Records
- Tax Recovery: A Guide for Alberta Municipalities
- Acronym List
Municipal Advisory Services
Alberta Municipal Affairs provide support to municipal councillors and administrators in the form of workshops and advisory visits as follows:
- Roles and Responsibilities for elected officials and administrators
- Procedures, bylaws, agendas and minutes
- Assessment, taxation and tax recovery
- New administrator's advisory visit
Workshops may be provided upon the request of municipalities. Neighbouring municipalities are encouraged to coordinate regional sessions to ensure the attendance of approximately 20 - 40 participants for efficiency purposes and cost effectiveness. In specific instances, support sessions may be customized to accommodate specific needs of council or administration in a community. Municipal advisory services are presented at no charge to municipalities. Please call Municipal Advisory Services at (780) 427-2225 - toll free by dialing 310-0000 first for more information.
Municipal Dispute Resolution Services
Municipal Dispute Resolution Services hosts a variety of workshops which are offered to municipal staff, elected officials, and community leaders to enhance skills in negotiation, public input, and workplace conflict management. More information on workshops and registration is available here.
The Planning unit is not offering courses/workshops this budget year but does have a Subdivision Appeal Board Manual available online here.
Municipal Government Act - Facts
Click here to view some common topics of interest in the MGA
Municipal advisors are available to assist local government officials and the public with expert advice on all matters concerning municipal administration, governance and finance. Advisors may be contacted during regular business hours by calling (780) 427-2225 - toll free by dialing 310-0000 first.