Administration Department

Municipal Administrator

This is our Chief Administrative Officer. This position links staff and Council whereby council governs and staff execute. 

  • Efficiently manage our workforce.
  • Ensure that staff carry out Council's directions and policies.
  • Co-ordinate the budget process.
  • Represent Council in labour negotiations.
  • Give management advice to Council.
  • Make policy and administrative recommendations to Council.
Administration Department is responsible for:
  • Creating policies and programs
  • Working with other levels of government
  • Managing the budget process 
  • Day-to-day operations
  • Legislative Services
  • Developing and delivering Sustainability Initiatives
  • Strategic Initiatives

Sustainability and Strategic Initiatives

  • Leading cross-departmental strategic initiatives.
  • Measuring the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventories for the corporation and community.
  • Developing and implementing plans for achieving GHG emission reductions and renewable energy targets for municipal operations and the community.
  • Preparing for climate change through adaptation and resiliency planning.
  • Acting as advisors to Council on sustainability and strategic initiative matters.
  • Providing liaison to various municipal committees and community groups. 

Legal Division

  • Gives legal advice internally to Council and other departments. (Residents requiring legal advice should retain their own independent Solicitor).
  • Prepares covenants, new bylaws and bylaw amendments, contracts/agreements and real estate documentation for Saanich. Any questions regarding same can be directed to the Legal Division.
  • Manages all types of litigation including damage claims, bylaw prosecutions and labour arbitrations. 
  • Does Saanich require a Section 219 Covenant be registered against your property as part of your development, rezoning, subdivision or strata application? Click here for more information on the process.