As the subject-matter expert on governance, this role leads key projects on municipal governance for Council, Council Committees, the City Manager, Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and the City Clerk. In this role, you will advise City Council and ELT which will help with decision making.
Reporting to the Director of Governance and Legislative Services you will:
Provide direction to the Chair regarding meeting procedures, provisions under the Municipal Government Act (MGA), Council Procedures Bylaw and Council Committees Bylaw, as well as Robert’s Rules of Order
Interpret and ensure compliance with legislative requirements for all activities involving City Council and Committee meetings
Provide direction, recommendations and advice on municipal governance and legislative procedures and services to senior management; advise Council, City Administration, citizens and media on meeting processes and procedures and of Council decisions
Draft motions during Council and Committee meetings
Prepare annual Council and Committee meeting schedules for approval; manage Council calendar in accordance with Council direction and the Council Procedures Bylaw and Council Committees Bylaw
Review Council and Committee reports to ensure recommendations are enforceable, traceable, and easy to understand
Review all Civic Agency reports for approval by the Director, Governance and Legislative Services
Conduct specialized research and analysis related to municipal governance and legislation
Assess impact of policy and legislative changes on City Council and the corporation
Develop Council orientation and training materials and deliver training sessions
Develop training materials and deliver training sessions for citizen members of Council’s agencies and the City staff who support them, including training on meeting procedures, governance and Council reporting.
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