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Office of the CAO

Administration Department

The Chief Administrative Officer is responsible for coordinating and directing the administrative organization of the City and advising Council on Policy. These functions are carried out in accordance with the Community Charter and Local Government Act in conjunction with the City of Merritt policies and procedures and by-laws already adopted by council, as well as through goals articulated in the Strategic Plan.

The Chief Administrative officer also ensures that existing and new by-laws and resolutions of Council are implemented and administered by appropriate City Departments. He is committed to carrying out the responsibilities of the office so that we can create an environment for Business, Industry, and Residents to achieve success in the activities undertaken in the community. The Chief Administrative Officer will strive to develop and maintain trust and faith between all Administration Departments, and the community at large.

Reporting to Council, City Administration supports and assists Council in fulfilling its strategic plan in serving the economic, physical, environmental and social needs of the community. We support and assist our employees in their duties.

Goals and Objectives:

  • Manage City services in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Be high performance service providers responsive to Corporate needs and flexible to changing economics.

Our Responsibility Generally:

  • Advise Council on Policy
  • Implement Council Policy, Programs and Special Projects
  • Assist Council develop short and long range plans
  • Liaise with government/community representatives, organizations, media and public
  • Provide administrative fairness in all City interactions

Scott Hildebrand

Chief Administrative Officer
Main: 250-378-4224
Direct: (250) 378-8613

Sean Smith

Director of Corporate Services
Main: (250) 378-4224
Direct: (250) 378-8634