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Richard McGee, Chief Administrative Officer

The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is appointed by Town Council and reports to and is accountable to Town Council for the effective and efficient administration and operation of the Town's operating departments and divisions. Department Heads are responsible for the day to day operations of the departments and report directly to the CAO.

Key responsibilities of the CAO include:

  • Ensures that policy development is completed for presentation to Council and subsequently for its implementation and administration by staff,
  • Ensures that innovative programs and services are developed and implemented to meet the evolving needs of the community, while ensuring the Town's commitment to fiscally responsible government,
  • Coordinates Council directives between departments and the relevant agencies while ensuring that all operations are conducted within the framework of the Town’s policy guidelines,
  • Liaises with other government agencies at the federal, provincial, and local government levels to provide Council with the comprehensive information needed for the development of plans and policies, and
  • Creates a culture of collaboration and partnership to promote the growth and development of Kirkland Lake from a community and economic development perspective to encourage prosperity for all residents. 


For more information, please contact:

Richard McGee
Corporation of the Town of Kirkland Lake
3 Kirkland Street
PO Box 1757
Kirkland Lake, Ontario P2N 3P4
Telephone: 705-567-9361 ext. 234

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