OMAA was formed in 1958 for Chief Administrative Officers to meet periodically and to assist in the promotion of better local government. The first meeting was attended by 10 CAOs.
For over 60 years, OMAA members have been strengthening the quality of municipal governance through professional management.
Our members are CAOs and Aspiring CAOs in municipalities of all tiers and sizes all across Ontario.
Members are professional managers and key decision makers in their municipalities, providing professional support for their elected officials and ensuring the implementation of Council policies.
Widely recognized for promoting and supporting good governance, by encouraging excellence in CAO leadership, know-how and professional management of municipalities
To provide professional development, services and support and networking opportunities, which enable Members to be the best they can be in serving the public as Municipal Executives.
As local government executive leaders, CAOs/City Managers exemplify the tenets of their own municipal Codes of Ethics
and Codes of Conduct. As Members of OMAA, and representatives of the profession, Chief Administrative Officers also adhere to the ethical doctrines in the OMAA Code of Ethics.