- CAOMessage from the CAO
705-429-3844 Ext. 2222
The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is responsible, under the general direction of Council, to lead a team of six Department Heads in implementing Council's programs and directions in an efficient and effective manner.
The CAO is also responsible for the overall operation of the Town and is the main policy advisor to Council on municipal matters.
The CAO's office is directly responsible for the following corporate functions:
Responsibilities of the CAO's Office:
Administering the business affairs of the municipality
Providing direction to Town employees
Directing the development and implementation of corporate policies and programs
Ensuring Council receives the appropriate reports and information necessary for decision making
Assisting Council in the development of a corporate plan for the Town
Coordinating and directing collective bargaining with all employees and recommending to Council agreements concerning wage, salaries, benefits and working conditions once Council has approved the agreements, directing the administration of the agreements
Liaising with local boards, commissions, agencies, other municipalities, and the provincial and federal governments
- Overseeing and directing the corporate communications program
For appointments with the CAO please contact;
Executive Assistant to Mayor, Council and CAO
705-429-3844 Ext. 2246 or
- Town Clerk
705-429-3844 Ext. 2223
Responsible for: Management and
administration for Legislative/Corporate/Administrative services, Municipal Law
Enforcement and Cemetery services.
The Clerk office provides administrative and statutory support to the
Mayor and Members of Council and is responsible for the compilation of correspondence, reports and related supporting documentation for the preparation of
Council Agendas & Minutes and
Committee Agendas & Reports to ensure awareness of Council decisions in
an open, transparent and accessible manner.
The Clerk’s Office is responsible for the
following Corporate services:
The Clerk's office oversees the activities of the
Municipal Law Enforcement as well as the operation, management and maintenance of the Wasaga Beach
705-429-3844 Ext. 2244
Responsible for: The overall financial management of the municipality including advising Council on the strategic direction the Town should take in budgeting and managing the Town's finances. Also responsible for the accounting and reporting of revenues and expenditures for all Town operations; the receipt, expenditure and custody of municipal funds and ensuring Municipal assets are safeguarded and surplus funds are placed in interest Generating investments.
Ensures that all grants are investigated and accessed so as to earn the maximum non-tax dollars for the municipality.
the effective and efficient use of town resources including:
The Treasurer also oversees the
Information Technology and Management Services Department.
Mike McWilliam - Fire Chief
Fire & Emergency Management
Responsible for: the management and administration of the Municipal Fire Department as well as the Town's Emergency Management Plan and the Corporation's Occupational Health & Safety Program.
Fire Department role
Responsible for: putting measures in place to prevent fires and reduce the loss of life and property when fires do occur, and to provide the best possible fire prevention, education and suppression as well as first response medical aid to the residents and visitors of Wasaga Beach.
Emergency Management Plan role
Responsible for: ensuring that provisions are in place to protect health, safety and the wellbeing of residents and visitors of the Town of Wasaga Beach in the event of an emergency and to prepare the required staff and resources for the extraordinary arrangements and measures that may have to be implemented in emergency situations.
Health & Safety Program role
Responsible for: working with employees to prevent occupational injury and illness and to maintain a safe and healthy workplace environment through training, education and awareness.
Kevin Lalonde - Director of Public Works
Public Works Department
705-429-2540 Ext. 2322
Responsible for: The management of the Town's major infrastructure including roads, sidewalks, water and sewer mains, water and sewage treatment, storm water management, ditches and boulevards. Also responsible for municipal
Transit, fleet maintenance and winter operations. Provides engineering review services for development applications and municipal initiatives.
The Public Works Director also oversees the
Municipal Engineering Services Department.
Andrew McNeill - Director of Economic Development and Tourism
Economic Development and Tourism
705-429-3844 Ext. 2284
Promote economic development and growth in the residential, commercial and service sectors
To work with the public and private sector groups to promote economic development focusing on business attraction and retention
initiate economic development projects and prepare activity reports,
draft budgets, policies and related research and analysis
communicate with the province, private agencies and the general public
regarding economic development and associated land use proposals,
tourism and other related matters
To work with staff at
all level of governments for marketing alliances and research
opportunities including local area EDO partnerships
To work with local developers to actively promote their sites to attract new businesses
To develop marketing and promotional materials to attract businesses
To coordinate doctor recruitment activities utilizing
a number of resources including local family physicians and agencies through
the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
To actively market and promote the Beach Area 2 Beachfront Resort property
represent the Town of Wasaga Beach at Provincial, Industry and other
Business Groups, Committees and associations, as required
The Director of Economic Development and Tourism also oversees:
Planning and Development - The provision of land use planning services, including development control, subdivision review, Zoning and Official Plan administration and Committee of Adjustment. Works with other departments in defining the vision of the Town as a complete community.
Building Services - Issuance of Permits for Construction, Renovation, Demolition and inspections thereof.
Gerry Reinders - Manager of Parks and Facilities
Parks & Facilities
Responsible for: the services and maintenance of recreational facilities and spaces made available to the town's residents including:
Parks, Trails and Open Space, Rental of Municipal Halls,
RecPlex / Sports Park / Oakview Woods Facilities and maintenance of Corporate Operation Facilities.
The Manger of Parks and Facilities also oversees
Recreation and Youth Services.