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The Chief: What Makes A Good Council/CAO Relationship?





Welcome to 'Municipal Affairs”, I'm your host, Chris Brown.


Today marks the continuation of our ongoing series dedicated to exploring the vital role of Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs) in municipal governance. In this installment, we delve into what truly makes a successful CAO/Council relationship.


Along for the ride today is the co-host of our sister show - The Political Trenches: Local Government At Work, Mr. Ian McCormack.


Joining Ian and Myself us for this insightful discussion are two distinguished guests from Portage la Prairie: Mayor Sharilyn Knox and City Manager (CAO) Nathan Peto.


Together they offer a firsthand account of their collaborative efforts and the synergies that drive positive change within their community.


Throughout the episode, both the Mayor and City Manager will share their experiences, shedding light on the dynamics that underpin a healthy partnership between municipal administration and council.


From communication strategies to mutual respect, they will explore the key ingredients that contribute to effective governance and community advancement.


Our dialogue promises to unveil valuable insights into how a strong working relationship between the council and CAO/City Manager can yield tangible benefits for the entire community.


Whether it's navigating challenges, implementing innovative solutions, or fostering community engagement, together well exemplify the power of collaboration in municipal leadership.


So, tune in as we embark on a journey to uncover the secrets of building and sustaining a successful CAO/Council relationship, as we learn from the experiences of those at the forefront of municipal governance in Portage la Prairie.


This is Municipal Affairs.


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