Office of the CAO
The Chief Administrative Officer
The Town of Shelburne’s administration operates under a Council-Chief Administrative Officer system. The CAO for the Town of Shelburne reports directly to Council. The CAO provides leadership in carrying out the direction of Council and is responsible for all Town staff. It is the duty of the CAO to inform, support, and guide the Town Council in the development and evaluation of strategic directions, policies and priorities.
The CAO leads and manages the Town's administrative functions and is responsible for the effective governance of the Town in accordance with the by-laws and policies adopted by Council and the Municipal Government Act.
The Town of Shelburne has a dedicated staff reporting to the CAO. The CAO is supported by a team of three managers; the Manager of Community and Economic Development, Manager of Finance and Manager of Human Resources and Administration. By-Law Enforcement reports directly to the CAO.
The CAO office is located in the lower level of the Town Hall, located at 168 Water Street, Shelburne, NS.
Darren Shupe is the Town of Shelburne's Chief Administrative Officer.
Phone: (902) 875-2991 ext. 5
The Town Clerk
The Town Clerk works alongside the CAO and Town Council. The Town Clerk is responsible for Council Meeting Minutes & Agendas, Council Correspondence, Bylaws & Policies, Grant Writing, Special Projects Coordination, Website / Social Media Channels, and other duties as assigned by Council or the CAO. The Town Clerk also acts as secretary to the RCMP Advisory Board and secretary to the CP & V Committee.
Julie Ferguson is the Town of Shelburne's Town Clerk.
Phone: (902) 875-2991 ext. 8