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 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.
Tina is responsible for the management and operation of several key municipal functions. She leads a team in providing council support and direction regarding agendas, parliamentarian services for council meetings, and internal legislative and para-legal advice, as well as overseeing Council-appointed committees and ensuring proper practice in legislative process and procedures. Tina is the point of contact for Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy legislation issues at the City, and she acts as Chief Electoral Officer of local government elections including referendums, and is liaison for all administrative requirements for Mayor and CAO.
Tina’s desire to feel connected to the community is what motivated her work at a number of municipalities. She began as a City Clerk with the City of Port Moody and worked her way through multiple positions, up to and including CAO for the Town of Gibsons. “Local government is the ‘closest to the people’ and enables me day after day to provide assistance internally and externally on matters that directly affect the governance for continuous growth of a strong community,” she says. Tina joined the City of Pitt Meadows in January 2016.
In her spare time, Tina educates herself through travel. She shares these life learning experiences with her husband and two elementary school-aged children. Tina also volunteers as President of the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) at her children’s school.