The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) has overall responsibility for all business affairs and services provided by the County of Hastings. Through a management team consisting of six department heads and the Deputy Clerk, the CAO ensures the efficient and effective operation of all departments of the County.
The CAO works closely with the Warden and County Council and coordinates, directs and broadly supervises the implementation of all programs approved by County Council. The CAO has the responsibility of coordinating and directing the preparation of plans and programs to be submitted to County Council for the development and improvement of County services, property and facilities.
The current strategic plan was endorsed by Council in March 2016. The plan focuses on supporting people and our communities, recognizing our collective roles in this mission. The plan also incorporates some core values that each of our employees and elected officials embrace. We speak to those values in expressions we call our “We believe - We will” statements.
The plan is easy to read, easy to understand and focused on results. In short, our job at the County is to help people and our communities thrive. This plan is our collective road map to do so.