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Chief Administrative Officer

The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is the most senior, non-elected officer for the County charged with exercising general control and management of the affairs of the municipality in accordance with Council-approved policy and in a professional, effective, efficient and customer-oriented manner.

Reporting to Council and the County Warden, the CAO draws upon the expertise of staff through the Senior Management Team comprising of seven Department Heads.  Acting as the main resource to Council, the CAO must remain current on existing and proposed legislation in order for Council to make informed decisions.  The CAO works closely with the County Warden, attending all meetings of County Council as well as any meetings held with senior government officials and ensuring the Warden is provided with any pertinent data required to enable Council to make well informed decisions.

Larry J. McCabe, B.A., A.M.C.T
Interim Chief Administrative Officer
County of Oxford
21 Reeve Street, P. O. Box 1614
Woodstock, Ontario
N4S 7Y3

Ph: 519-539-9800
Direct: 519-539-0015, ext. 3000 


The primary role of the Clerk is to perform the statutory duties assigned to the position by provincial legislation (The Municipal Act and other related Acts and Regulations) and Council.

The Clerk oversees and manages the legislative process and related activities of Council, providing secretarial support including the preparation of Agendas, Minutes, Reports and By-laws.  The Clerk is also responsible for the communication of Council directives and actions both internally and externally and is the custodian of all corporate records such as Minutes and By-laws.  The Clerk is the contact for receipt of correspondence and requests for delegation status for Council meetings.

The Clerk reports to the Chief Administrative Officer.

Chloe Senior, Clerk
County of Oxford
21 Reeve Street, P. O. Box 1614
Woodstock, Ontario
N4S 7Y3

Ph:  519-539-9800
Direct:  519-539-0015, ext. 3001


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