CAO’s Office

Chief Administrative Officer: Greg Herrett 

The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is appointed by Council to assist in setting the direction of the Town by providing guidance and advice – based on best practices and emerging trends in municipal government.

He works closely with his counterparts in other municipalities, as well as with both federal and provincial government officials on a variety of issues affecting the Town of Amherst. The CAO also directs and coordinates the general management of the business affairs of the Town, overseeing the work of all municipal employees, in accordance with the by-laws, policies, and plans approved by Council, so that our programs and services meet the ever-changing needs of the community, while ensuring fiscal responsibility.

About Greg Herrett

Before becoming Chief Administrative Officer in 2005, Greg served as the Treasurer/Director of Finance for the Town of Amherst (1997–2005). He previously (1983 – 1997) worked in public accounting in both national and local firm settings and has extensive municipal audit experience as a Registered Municipal Auditor before joining the staff at the Town of Amherst.

Greg is a Past President of the Association of Municipal Administrators and serves and has served on a number of association and provincial committees. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and Diploma in Local Government Administration from Dalhousie University, and is a Chartered Professional Accountant having qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1983.

Phone: (902) 667-6513
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Business Development Officer: Rebecca Taylor
Phone: (902) 694-0141
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Communications Officer: Tom McCoag
Phone: (902) 694-6265
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CAO Recurring Expenses

Herrett Recurring Expenses Summary

 

CAO Expenses

Herrett 20181101 NSFM Joint Roads Committee

Herrett 20181019 AMA Fall Conference

Herrett 20180613 AMA Spring Conference

Herrett 20180608 CPANS Professional Development

Herrett 20180531 FCM Conference

Herrett 20180530 CAMA Conference

Herrett 20180508 Municipal Modernization

Herrett 20180202 Mayors CAOs meeting

Herrett 20180131 Municipal Modernization

Herrett 20171107 UNSM Conference

Herrett 20171026 CPANS Continuing Education

Herrett 20171025 ICS 200 Training

Herrett 20171017 CPANS Continuing Education

Herrett 20171011 CCO position interviews

Herrett 20171006 CCO Position interviews

Herrett 20171010 Meet with Sackville CAO