The CAO’s mission is to carry out and promote Council’s policies, to guide department heads, and to promote leadership and carry out the District’s vision

The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) oversees the affairs and operations of the District and acts as a liaison between District staff and the Mayor and Council. Provides advice and recommendations on Council related policies and emerging issues; is responsible to Council for the efficient management of the municipal workforce, and for seeing that Council’s directions and policies are implemented.

The CAO provides effective financial management by monitoring the annual budget and the Five-Year Financial Plan, and by reviewing the District’s financial performance throughout the year. The CAO is responsible for ensuring that high quality sustainable District services are delivered on a consistent basis to citizens of Sparwood.

Legal Services

Responsible for providing advice to Council and staff, preparing legal documents, negotiating contracts, and managing the District’s legal proceedings.

The District’s solicitor serves as court counsel, provides legal advice, renders legal opinions, and drafts and reviews legal and legislative documentation associated with District business.

Legislative Services

Responsible for providing information and coordination in accordance with statutory, legislative and administrative requirements to Council, the public and department heads on the operation and affairs of the District.

Human Resources

Provides support to the Corporate Management Team employees and the public, including recruitment and selection, employee recognition, leave management and labour relations.

Corporate Planning & Sustainability

Create the right balance between what the organization is capable of doing versus what the organization would like to do.

Inter-Governmental Relations

Fosters and encourages positive interaction with regional, provincial and federal levels of government.

Property Management

Acquires, manages and disposes of real property on behalf of the District of Sparwood.

Contact Information
PO Box 520, 136 Spruce Avenue
Sparwood, BC V0B 2G0
Phone: 250.425

Fax: 250.425.7277

Chief Administrative Officer
Michéle Schalekamp: