Chief Administrative Officer
Cochrane’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) provides leadership and direction to approximately 250 full-time, part-time and seasonal staff who work for the Town of Cochrane.
The CAO has an important role as a bridge between Administration and Council: the CAO ensures Town Council has all the information it needs to make sound policy decisions, and as administrative leader, the CAO ensures the municipality's work is carried out according to approved policy.
The CAO is apolitical, overseeing municipal operations and ensuring Council’s priorities and strategic directions are achieved in the most effective way.
Current CAO Julian deCocq has been in the position since 1995.