The Town of Georgina is made up of a variety of departments, divisions and sections.
The Mayor and Council are the governing body of the Town of Georgina. The Mayor and Regional Councillor represent the interests of all Georgina residents regionally, as well as at the municipal level. They are guided by provincial legislation, which establishes policies by resolutions and by-laws.
The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is the most senior member of staff for the Town of Georgina. They report directly to Council and work to implement Council’s direction and initiatives.
Also situated in the Office of the CAO, are:
- The Head of Corporate Service Delivery Excellence, who leads the Strategy Division as well as the Communications Division.
- The Head of Special Capital Initiatives, who oversees the planning and implementation of key capital projects.
The Deputy Chief Administrative Officer (DCAO) supports the CAO and senior management in the implementation of Council direction and initiatives on corporate-wide matters with a focus on issues management including
- The Municipal Law Enforcement Division is responsible for enforcement services by the Town.
- Office of the Clerk - The range of services provided through the Clerk’s Division include, but are not limited to:
- Secretariat services for Council and Committees of Council; by-law preparation
- business, lottery and marriage licences
- Statutory obligations under the Municipal Act, Planning Act, Development Charges Act, Ontario Heritage Act, Vital Statistics Act, Marriage Act, Municipal Elections Act, Freedom of Information Act, and other pieces of legislation
- Officiating of marriage ceremonies, records management
- Provision of Commissioner of Oaths services
- Co-ordination and administration of certain legal files including land conveyances
- Insurance and risk management
The Community Services works to build a healthy community and promote active lifestyles. Our goal is to provide affordable and accessible recreation and culture opportunities and experiences for all Georgina residents, ensuring that all recreation, parks and facilities are multi‐use, multi‐generational, accessible, inviting and responsive to the community’s needs. This department includes:
The Corporate Services Department is responsible for a variety of corporate and financial services. The department is responsible for creating, implementing and enforcing internal controls and policies that will safeguard the Town’s financial assets. This department includes
Development Services promotes well managed growth and economic development and tourism through strategic land-use planning activities and marketing efforts. This Department processes and makes recommendations to Council on various applications for residential, commercial, industrial and institutional development proposals; and reviews and approves the design and construction of roads, sanitary sewage disposal, drinking water supply, grading and stormwater management facilities and other infrastructure needed to support new development. The Department is also responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Ontario Building Code as it relates to the construction or demolition of buildings and structures, and the installation and maintenance of on-site private sewage systems.
Georgina Fire and Rescue Services Department is a composite fire service and is responsible for the delivery of fire protection, ice/water rescue, technical rescue, prevention, public education and code enforcement. The department is also responsible for leading and coordinating the Town's Emergency Management Plan. Georgina Fire and Rescue Services has three stations located in Keswick, Pefferlaw and Sutton.
Human Resources (HR) provides professional human resources services and supports the strategic direction and operational needs of the organization. It also provides leadership and consultation in the development of its people and the fostering of service excellence.
The Operations and Infrastructure Department provides a wide range of Town services that residents receive every day. The department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Town’s municipal infrastructure including all municipal roads, drinking water distribution systems, wastewater collection and transmission, storm water systems, sidewalks, streetlights, and urban forestry. The department is also responsible for managing the solid waste collection and recycling programs.
The Georgina Public Library operates under the authority of Ontario Public Libraries Act R.S.O. 1990, Chapter P.44, which defines the library's roles and responsibilities to the municipality and the province, and defines the services it is required to deliver. The Act establishes the Library Board as the governing body, responsible for setting policies and directing the affairs of the Library.