Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)
The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is appointed by Council to manage the administration of the Corporation of the Municipality of French River. The CAO’s primary role is to lead all Municipal Departments in supporting and implementing Council's direction and providing advice to Council on policies and programs. The CAO is also responsible for establishing administrative policies and procedures to ensure that the municipal organization is run in an efficient and effective manner.
The Clerk is appointed by Council to execute the legislative responsibilities under the Municipal Act and all other Acts relating to local government. The Clerk provides support and advice to the CAO and Council and assists with the overall governance of the Municipality’s policies, procedures and practices. The Clerk is responsible for maintaining official records and managing information, including the preparation and circulation of Meeting Agendas and recording Minutes of Meetings. The Clerk is also responsible for conducting municipal elections, providing Commissioner of Oath services and processing requests for information under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The Clerk also oversees the administration of the Municipal Office and is assisted by the Administrative Assistant and the Executive Assistant.
Commissioner of Oaths Services
The Clerk offers Commissioner of Oaths services. Certain documents require a Commissioner to certify that a required oath, affirmation or declaration have been administered properly. Our Commissioner of Oaths will witness the signatures of people who are affirming/swearing the contents of a document to be true. If you are seeking these services you must visit the Municipal Office in person during regular business hours. Be ready to provide identification.