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Administration Team

George Vadeboncoeur - CAO
Message from the CAO

Phone705-429-3844  Ext. 2222
Fax705-429-6732
Emailcao@

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
Lorraine Santo Phone 705-429-3844 Ext. 2246 or Email eamc@


Andrea Fay - Town Clerk

Clerk's Office

Phone705-429-3844  Ext. 2223
Fax705-429-6732
Emailclerk@

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 Cemetery.

or contact;

Deputy Clerk
Laura Borland Phone 705-429-3844 Ext. 2224 or Email deputyclerk@


Monica Quinlan - Treasurer

Treasury Department

Phone705-429-3844  Ext. 2244
Fax705-429-6732
Emailtreasurer@

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

Phone705-429-5281 
Fax705-429-0432
Email firechief@

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

Phone705-429-2540  Ext. 2322 
Fax705-429-8226
Email publicworksdirector@

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

Phone705-429-3844  Ext. 2284
Fax705-429-7603
Email directorofedt@

Responsible for:

  • 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

  • To initiate economic development projects and prepare activity reports, draft budgets, policies and related research and analysis

  • To 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

  • To 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.


Manager of Parks and Facilities

Parks & Facilities

Phone705-429-3321
Fax705-429-3327
Email parksandfac@

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, Arena / RecPlex / Sports Park / Oakview Woods Facilities and maintenance of Corporate Operation Facilities.

The Manger of Parks and Facilities also oversees Recreation and Youth Services.