The central core of Town Hall's functions resides in the Administration Department. The Corporate Officer is responsible for the statutory duties outlined in the Community Charter. The Corporate Officer is engaged in highly responsible, complex, and diverse work at a senior level, including:
- the organization and operation of Council meetings; primarily agenda preparation, public notice, procedural advice, and recording of minutes;
- the preparation of reports and bylaws for Council consideration;
- conducting all aspects of the municipal election, the alternative approval process, and referenda;
- the management of all bylaws, contracts, agreements, various legal documents and records management, including their safekeeping;
- the development and maintenance of effective records management systems;
- responding to all Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy requests;
- issuing marriage licences; and
- acting as a Commissioner for taking oaths, affirmations, affidavits and declarations in the Province of British Columbia.
The Administration Department is often the first contact the public has with the municipality and handles the majority of public enquiries.
The Chief Administrative Officer is responsible for the overall management and operations of the municipality, ensuring that policies, programs and other directions of Council are implemented. The CAO advises and informs Council on the operation and affairs of the municipality.
Barry Elliott, Chief Administrative Officer/Corporate Officer
Phone: 250.242.4242 ext. 228
Barry joined the District of Tumbler Ridge on September 1, 2011. He has worked extensively in local government for more than 30 years, in three different provinces and in seven different communities. He served 21 of these years as a department head in leisure and community services. Barry has obtained his professional designation as a Municipal Administrator through study at the University of Manitoba. He has also completed the National Advanced Certification Program in Local Authority Administration through the University of Alberta. In addition, he holds formal certification in Human Resource Management and also in Interpersonal Conflict Resolution.
Barry has also served as a Director of Emergency Management, FOIP Coordinator, Chief Election Official, and as a Treasurer for a variety of local boards. As well, he previously served 12 years in a number of positions with Scouts Canada, including that of a certified trainer.
Having spent 13 years working in Mackenzie and Fort Nelson, Barry is familiar with Tumbler Ridge and area, and he believes the town's size and remote location hold great potential for developing a strong and inclusive community.