The City Manager’s Office in municipal government operates much like an executive office in a corporation, overseeing the broad requirements of the organization, with the City Manager as Chief Administrative Officer.
The City Manager attends meetings of Council and is responsible for providing advice to Council and executing their decisions. The City Manager works with departments including the Deputy Manager's Office, Engineering and Public Works, Planning and Development, Parks Recreation and Culture, Strategic Initiatives, Fire/Rescue and RCMP. Periodically, the City Manager reviews the performance of each department with the General Managers, assisting with problems in the department or in inter-departmental initiatives.
The City Manager also provides oversight to the City Clerk's Office and Financial Services.
City Clerk’s Office
The City Clerk’s Office provides the primary communications link between City Council, staff and the community. City Clerk’s Office staff are also responsible for the preparation of the agendas and minutes for Council and Committee meetings; maintenance and access to corporate records including City bylaws; administrative support to Council and its Committees; and local government elections.
Financial Services includes long-term financial planning, annual budget development, investments, accounting, treasury and cash management and all statutory financial reporting. All purchasing requirements such as tenders and purchase orders are coordinated through this division. Financial Services staff also calculate and levy property taxes, water and sewer billing and collection of other payments to the City for items such as licenses, permits and fines.
City Manager - Peter Steblin