The Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and Corporate Officer's Office is comprised of Pitt Meadows City Council, the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and Corporate Officer's Office. 

For the purpose of reporting, the Office of the CAO encompasses both City Council and CAO driven initiatives and accomplishments.

Pitt Meadows City Council is the local elected body responsible for governing our city and stewarding Pitt Meadows’ economic, social and environmental well-being.  Council’s main responsibilities include establishing policies, bylaws and strategic priorities that benefit the city, and prioritizing the establishment of programs and services that are fiscally responsible and maximize overall value for community members. 
 
The CAO is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the City and oversight of its corporate departments and divisions, in accordance with the objectives, policies and plans approved  by Council.  The CAO is also responsible for keeping Council up to date on corporate matters, providing guidance and advice to Council, and ensuring policies and bylaws are enforced.
 
The Corporate Officer’s Office provides legislative services, and is responsible for the preparation and dissemination of Council agendas and minutes; maintenance and access to corporate records, including bylaws, policies and procedures; provides support, advice and parliamentarian responsibilities to Council and the CAO’s team; administers requests under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy legislation; administers local government and school district elections; handles liability claims against the City; and provides general management of the overall legal area, in the absence of an in-house lawyer.
 
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Mark Roberts – Chief Administrative Officer

Pitt Meadows City Council delivers a vision and strategic plan for the City and it’s the responsibility of the Chief Administrative Officer to ensure City staff is aligned with the plan and moving toward this vision.

As CAO, Mark ensures council has the right information to make their decisions, and that City staff delivers on council’s priorities and strategic planning objectives. Mark has been in the City's CAO role since December 2015. 

Mark worked in the public and private sector before working for the City of Port Moody in 1999.  He has worked for municipal governments for 16 years in a wide variety of areas including IT, purchasing, facilities, finance, and risk management. He is a member of the Certified Management Association and the Certified Payroll Association, which together adds up to nine years of training and certification.  

“Local government has the biggest impact on people and my role is to deliver a strategic plan that fulfills the mandate set by council,” Mark explains. “A municipality can’t offer a good quality of life to the residents, if it’s not listening to their needs.” 

In his spare time, Mark volunteers with the finance committee in his hometown of Anmore.  A sports enthusiast, Mark is often found on the soccer pitch participating in his men’s league.

Kate Barchard - Corporate Officer

As the Manager of Administrative Services and the Corporate Officer for the City, Kate is a member of the City’s Corporate Leadership Team and works closely with Council, other departments and the general public. Kate leads the front-line Customer Service team at City Hall and the Legislative Services team responsible for agenda production, council meeting preparations, and advisory committee support. She also provides legislative and parliamentarian guidance to Council and staff, oversees Freedom of Information requests, and is the staff liaison for legal and liability issues for the City.

"Having grown up in Pitt Meadows, I'm delighted to be back in this beautiful City to contribute to its success and well-being" she says.

Kate has been instrumental in overseeing the review and development of a new governance and committee structure to improve community engagement and transparency. She brings over 15 years of experience in systems and policy development, records management, business writing, project management, customer service, and change management. Previously, Kate served as the  Executive Assistant to the Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer.

Outside of the office, Kate finds great pleasure in traveling, gardening, and spending time with her family.

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