Administration

The head of the town's administrative structure is the chief administrative officer (CAO). Three commissioners report to the CAO, each is responsible for a specific service area including Community Services, Community Development and Corporate Services.

We continue to deliver the key priorities set out under Council’s strategic plan and have completed our master plans under our Vision 2057 framework. Visit the Town of Oakville accomplishments for more details.



Chief Administrative Officer

Vision statement: To demonstrate leadership and a commitment to excellence in the overall administration and management of the Corporation of the Town of Oakville.

Responsibilities of the CAO's Office:

  • Administering the business affairs of the municipality
  • Providing direction to town employees
  • Directing the development and implementation of corporate policies and programs
  • Ensuring Council receives the appropriate reports and information necessary for decision making
  • Assisting Council in the development of a corporate plan for the town
  • Directing the exercise of a general financial control of all departments and ensuring Council is presented with the annual estimates of revenue and expenditures
  • Coordinating and directing collective bargaining with all employees and recommending to Council agreements concerning wage, salaries, benefits and working conditions once Council has approved the agreements, directing the administration of the agreements
  • Coordinating services delivered by Strategy, Policy and Communications, Internal Audit and Program Management
  • Liaising with local boards, commissions, agencies, other municipalities, and the provincial and federal governments

Portrait of CAO Ray Green
Ray Green, P. Eng.
Town of Oakville
1225 Trafalgar Road
Oakville, ON
L6H 0H3
tel: 905-338-4176
fax: 905-815-2001
ray.green@oakville.ca



Community Development Commissioner

Jane Clohecy
Town of Oakville
1225 Trafalgar Road
Oakville, ON
L6H 0H3
tel: 905-338-4243
jane.clohecy@oakville.ca

This commission includes those departments that help define the vision of the town's community including: Planning Services, Building Services, Development Engineering, Economic Development, Environmental Policy, and Engineering and Construction.

Portrait of Commissioner Jane Clohecy



Community Services Commissioner

Colleen Bell
Town of Oakville
1225 Trafalgar Road
Oakville, ON
L6H 0H3
tel: 905-845-6601, ext. 3300
fax: 905-338-4159
colleen.bell@oakville.ca

This commission brings together all of the major services that impact the daily life of the town's residents including: Transit, Roads and Works, Fire, Recreation and Culture, Parks and Open Space, and Libraries.

Image of Colleen Bell.



Corporate Services Commissioner

Gord Lalonde
Town of Oakville
1225 Trafalgar Road
Oakville, ON
L6H 0H3
tel: 905-815-6100
fax: 905-815-2001
gord.lalonde@oakville.ca

This commission is responsible for the effective and efficient use of town resources including: Legal, Clerk’s, Human Resources, Financial Operations, Financial Planning, Information Systems and Solutions, and Facilities and Construction Management.

Portrait of Commissioner Gord Lalonde

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