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Canadian Champion (Milton, ON), 21 Nov 2019, p. 6

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6 ovember 21, 2019 -> " sday, do Thu o : 5 pion anadian Cha 3 £ o = = : > TOWN "HITS THE GROUND RUNNING" WITH TOP EXECUTIVE SEARCH RECRUITMENT PROCESS IS UNDERWAY TO LOOK FOR NEW CAO BAMBANG SADEWO Search for the Town of Milton's top bureaucrat is officially underway with council unanimously ap- proving the chief adminis- trative officer profile and competencies document. At the start of the Nov. 11 meeting, Troy McHarg, the town's commissioner of corporate services and town clerk, said the docu- ment laid out the "traits and characteristics" ex- pected from the future CAO. Getting council's en- dorsement means they can "hit the ground running" with the process to hire a permanent CAO. The posi- RECRUITMENT OF NEW CAD CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE PLAYS AN IMPORTANT ROLE, INCLUDING DEVELOPING INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS, ADVISING COUNCIL MEMBERS ON TOWN MATTERS AND IMPLEMENTING SET POLICIES. tion is currently held by Andrew Siltala on an act- ing basis. The CAO profile and competencies document was prepared by Robert Johnson from Organiza- tion Consulting Ltd., which solicited input from coun- cil members. Some of the points de- scribe the key responsibili- ties of CAO in the areas of leadership, management, and communications. There's also a bullet summary of key aspects of the candidate profile. "We've attempted to cover all key themes and comments that were made by members of council. I . think it does cover the themes that emerged from the stakeholder engage- ment process," Johnson said. The document also lists all the core competencies that the candidate should have, such as relationship building, political acuity, results orientation, fiscal accountability and more. In addition to fiscal ac- countability, Coun. John Challinor suggested in- cluding fiscal or financial acumen "The ability to under- stand how an operating budget and a capital budget should be presented in a municipal environment and the ability to enunciate that to council, it's neces- sary," he said. "It's not solely the re- sponsibility of the treasur- er to do that." The leadership ulti- mately begins and ends with the CAO on financial matters, he added. And in terms of profile, Challinor and Mayor Gord Krantz agreed that the can- didate should have a track record of successful leader- ship roles within a multi- stakeholder organization "ideally in a municipal en- vironment." "Doesn't mean they have to be ... but ideally," Challinor said. Johnson said that it will From our Fresh 'Wreath and Garland Shop $5 OFF all fresh wreaths & garlands Now's the time to get your fresh wreath & garland! touch to your home inside or out! y 9- -5, Sunday 10:5 » 8689, 5S | ca | 905 8780223 = be added into the search criteria, but that they won't exclude people jn broader public sector ail evon the private sector. "We will leave that (fi- nal) decision to council," he said. Coun. Colin Best asked the consultant whether it's necessary to list education- al requirements, to which Johnson replied that it's not something they recom- mend doing: The candidate ideally should have a post- graduate education, John- son explained, but in the company's _ experience they always come across individuals with a sea- soned track record that might only have an under- graduate or college degree. Best hopes that the town will recruit someone who has an experience dealing with an evolving communi- ty like Milton, which has-a mix of rural and urban population with a huge Many types from near and far to add that final Sale runs from Thursday Nov 21 to Wednesday Hov 27 dee A growth rate. "I don't want to find somebody that basically came from a very static community © that didn't have those challenges," Best said. Just before the vote, the consultant said for the most part there's consen- sus between council mem- bers with no major differ- ences. "It's up to us to come back with a long list of can- didates that will hopefully meet the ideal profile, " Johnson said. The recruitment pro- cess for the new CAO is ex- pected to be completed within the next couple of months. STORY BEHIND THE ' STORY | We've been following the issue | since the retirement of longtime | CAO Bill Mann.

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