Office of the Chief Administrative Officer
The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is appointed by and reports to the County Executive. The CAO supervises all departments and offices of the Executive Branch and also advises the County Executive on administrative matters. The CAO coordinates management review and decision-making on policies, programs, plans, budgets, legislation, regulations, and similar matters.
Assisting in the execution of these duties are the Assistant Chief Administrative Officers (ACAOs), each of whom has a specific portfolio of initiatives and issues for which he or she is responsible.
The CAO is responsible for supervising the work of the staff members of the Offices of the County Executive, who play an essential role in ensuring that this important administrative and community outreach work is completed with professionalism and excellence.
The current Chief Administrative Officer is Timothy L. Firestine.