Fonds Series 11 - Regional Municipality of Waterloo Chief Administrative Officer fonds

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Regional Municipality of Waterloo Chief Administrative Officer fonds

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CA ON00247 Series 11

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  • 1960-2000, predominant 1973-1997 (Creation)
    Regional Municipality of Waterloo. Chief Administrative Officer

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7.91 m of textual records 59 plans 32 maps 6 microfilm reels ca. 4,000 photographs

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The Chief Administrator's Office was established on January 1, 1973 when the Regional Municipality of Waterloo was officially established. W.L. Bradley, the first appointed Chief Administrative Officer worked with Chairman Jack Young and the new Regional Council to create the administrative framework for the Region. Some staff moved from area municipalities to the new Regional government depending on where services had been allocated.

In 1981, during the appointment of the second Chief Administrative Officer, R.F. Richardson, the title of Chief Administrator's Office changed to Chief Administrative Office. This title continued until 2004, the last year of the appointment of G.A. Thompson, when it changed to Chief Administrative Officer. This title continues today under Mike Murray, the current Chief Administrative Officer. As a result of the "Focus '92" organizational redesign, the Human Resources Department was to be headed by a new position, the Assistant Chief Administrative Officer, Human Resources (formerly the Commissioner of Human Resources).

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The fonds consists of files generated by the Chief Administrative Officer's department at the Region of Waterloo. These files contain correspondences between the Chief Administrative Officer and Regional directors, internal and external committees, the province of Ontario and external organizations. Included with the correspondences are original and file copy reports, minutes, memorandums, charts, maps, plans, agreements, proposals, newsletters and photographs. A small portion of these records are on microfilm. The fonds also contains photographs, slides and negatives created between 1991 and 2000 by staff photographer, Earl Evens of the Chief Administrative Officer's department. These images cover a wide range of topics from the everyday business of the Region to special events.

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The records were transferred from the Chief Administrative Officer's department to the Archives.


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  • English

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Access to some files is restricted because the records contain sensitive information. Please consult the Archivist regarding access to these files.

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Researchers are responsible for observing the terms of the Canadian Copyright Act. Permission of the Region of Waterloo Archives is required for any form of publication or exhibition.

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A detailed finding aid is available in Archives Online, our descriptive database, at the following link:

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Further accruals expected.

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