City Manager’s Office

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 the Deputy City Manager and all departments to ensure effective and efficient delivery of City services. 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 Manager's Office also directly oversees the City Clerk's Office and Human Resources & Corporate Planning.

City Clerk’s Office

The City Clerk's Office provides the primary communications link between City Council, staff and the community, including 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.

Human Resources & Corporate Planning

Human Resources develops and manages the corporate programs that impact employees such as:

  • Recruitment and selection
  • Labour relations
  • Collective bargaining
  • Staff training and development
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Payroll
  • Benefits
  • Job evaluation

Corporate Planning develops the Strategic Plan, which serves as a guide for all other long-range planning for the City, such as the Financial Plan and the City-wide Official Community Plan. An important part of the process includes working with Council, staff and the public to establish the vision, mission and values for the community and City organization. The Manager, Corporate Planning, also coordinates the business planning process, which determines the goals and objectives for the organization and sets corporate priorities. Results are monitored and reported to Council and the public on a trimester basis.

Manager’s Office

City Manager - Peter Steblin
Phone: 604-927-3006