Corporate Departments and Divisions

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With a dedicated team and a strong commitment to public service, we strive to enhance the well-being of Niagara

Office of the Chief Adminstrative Officer

The Chief Administrative Officer is the primary member of municipal staff to interact with council. The role acts as the manager of the municipality, making important decisions such as hiring employees, planning budgets and managing operations.

The Chief Administrative Officer:

  • Reports directly to council and is required to implement plans, policies and projects for council
  • Is responsible for the preparation and submission of the annual budget and, following council approval, for administering the budget on behalf of the municipality
  • Directly oversees Human Resources and the Manager of Internal Audit in addition to six departments at Niagara Region

Ron Tripp
Chief Administrative Officer

905-980-6000 ext. 3253
Email the Chief Administrative Officer


Office of the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer

Provides direct support to the Chief Administrative Officer and to council's business priorities, including:

  • Government relations
  • Office of the Regional Clerk
  • Strategic Communications and Public Affairs

Community Services

Helps some of Niagara's most vulnerable people with:

  • Children's Services
  • Homelessness Services and Community Engagement
  • Housing Services
  • Seniors Services
  • Social Assistance and Employment Opportunities

Corporate Services

Provides a range of services to support Regional departments, including:

  • Construction, energy and facilities management
  • Financial management and planning
  • IT solutions
  • Legal and court services
  • Procurement and strategic acquisitions

Growth Strategy and Economic Development

Oversees planning initiatives to support effective and responsible growth and development, including:

  • Development applications and analysis
  • Land use planning
  • Infrastructure and development engineering
  • Urban design and landscape architecture
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Indigenous relations
  • Climate change
  • Accessibility

Public Health and Emergency Services

Delivers a range of health and safety programs, including:

  • Immunization and other clinics
  • Disease and injury prevention
  • Inspections of restaurants and other businesses
  • Sexual health
  • Family health
  • Emergency medical services
  • Regional emergency planning

Public Works

Services delivered include:

  • Production of clean drinking water
  • Treatment of wastewater
  • Maintaining regional roads and bridges
  • Waste and recycling collection
  • Operating landfill sites

Agencies, Boards and Commissions

We have partnerships with three self-governing organizations that deliver services for the region:

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