In the Township of West Lincoln, a number of departments work together to deliver programs and services that are important to you.

Office of the CAO

Our Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is responsible for the leadership and general management of the corporation, acting as key advisor and liaison to Council. Appointed by the Mayor and Council, and working in collaboration with the management team, the CAO’s major responsibilities include overseeing and coordinating the day to day administration of the corporation; attending Council/Committee meetings; making policy, service level, and long-range/strategic/business planning recommendations; communicating and facilitating the implementation of Council decisions; and administering the human resources management activities of the corporation. In addition, the CAO:

  • Represents the township with other municipalities, external agencies and other levels of government
  • Oversees and monitors legislative compliance and sound fiscal management of the corporation
  • Fosters an environment of communications and public relations, both internally and externally
  • Ensures new programs and services are developed to meet the ever-changing needs of our community
  • Champions the programs and policies of Council
  • Acts as an ambassador within the local, regional and broader community
  • Ensures all operations are led with the Township's values and goals in mind and consistent with the Corporate Strategic Plan

Clerk's Department

Our Clerk's Department handles a variety of business, administrative and legal tasks. This department, which provides reception and customer service for the Township, is often your first point of contact.

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Finance Department

Our Finance Department manages all finances for the Township, including creation of the annual capital and operating budgets.

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Planning and Development Department

Our Planning and Development Department oversees planning initiatives to support our growth and development. The department handles tasks associated with planning and land use.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Development of planning policies
  • Preparing, applying and evaluating development or land-use agreements
  • Administration of Township's official plan, secondary plans and zoning by-laws

Building Department

Our Building Department makes sure new and existing buildings or construction obey municipal, regional and provincial standards and laws. You can contact our Building department for clarification on property or construction by-laws.

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Public Works Department

Our Public Works Department administers the construction, operation and maintenance of the physical infrastructure of the Township. This includes roads, water and wastewater systems and construction activities.

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Parks and Recreation Department

Our Parks and Recreation Department promote the wellbeing of individuals in our communituy. Focusing on the development of recreational and cultural opportunities for the Township, this department is your first point of contact for any questions about community development and programs.

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Fire Department

West Lincoln Fire Department (WLFD) has proudly served our Township since 1950. WLFD runs with two full-time staff and 45 volunteer/part-time firefighters.

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