60 Pleasant Street, Bridgewater, NS, B4V 3X9
Tel: 902-543-4651 Fax: 902-543-6876
Emergency After Hours Tel: 902-543-5142


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The Administration Section ensures that the administrative responsibilities of an “effective and efficient” municipal unit are carried out in accordance with the Municipal Government Act. This “Section” includes the Chief Administrative Officer, ,2 Executive Assistants, and a Communications Officer.

Town Administration is responsible for ensuring that all services are delivered to Town residents and Town Council in an effective and efficient manner.  Administration, headed by the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) also ensures policies and by-laws adopted by TownCouncil are implemented and followed and the town adheres to the legislation and guidelines imposed by the Municipal Government Act and other relevant legislation.  The CAO's office provides suport services including reporting, recording and facilitating all matters of significance to Town council.  The CAO acts as a liaison between Town Council and all departments, Committees, Boards and Commissions, Provincial and Federal Governments and neighbouring municipalities, as well as, interest groups in the areas assocated with social, environmental, and economic development of the Town.  In addition, the CAO's office provides support on Communication matters.

Two Executive Assistants work together as a “team” to ensure that the day-to-day administrative functions are carried out with a minimal amount of disruption to the organization. These Assistants, with their combined expertise and knowledge, serve as “resources” as each individual directly and/or indirectly deals with various aspects of the Town’s government structure. Their duties vary according to their specific “job”; however, some of the duties include, but are not limited to: Acting as recording secretaries for Council and its various Committees and Commissions; maintaining filing system and permanent records register; maintaining Policies and By-laws for the Town; as well as, a wide variety of word processing duties that range from daily correspondence to complex reports. 

 General Enquiries:

Tel: (902) 543-4651
Fax: (902) 543-6876

Department Staff:
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Chief Administrative Officer/
Public Service Commission Board Secretary


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Executive Assistant to Mayor/Council


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Executive Assistant to CAO/
Public Service Commission Recording Secretary


Patrick HIRTLE Communications Officer 902-541-4388