Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the City of White Rock, as described in the Community Charter, is appointed by Council to manage and direct all City employees and operations. They are responsible for enacting the following:

  • Council policies and directives
  • Provide input and advice to Council on policy-related issues
  • Assist Council in setting corporate goals

The CAO is responsible for providing advice on local government governance as well as the authority and responsibilities municipalities have under the Community Charter, Local Government Act, Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and Municipal Finance Authority Act.

The CAO is also responsible for the overall administration of the City’s departments and providing leadership and direction to the Senior Leadership Team.

The City's staff is divided into the following nine departments reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO): 

  • Corporate Administration
  • Engineering and Municipal Operations
  • Financial Services
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Planning and Development Services
  • Police
  • Recreation and Culture
  • White Rock Fire Rescue

The leaders of each of these departments collectively constitute the City's Senior Leadership Team (SLT). The SLT report directly to the CAO and are responsible for directing and managing their respective departments.

The Department consists of the CAO and an Executive Assistant that is shared with the Mayor’s Office and Council.


Guillermo Ferrero, Chief Administrative Officer