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Mission Statement:

  • To act as primary policy advisor to Council, staff and the citizens of Powell River.

  • To carry out the statutory functions of corporate administration as required by the Community Charter and the Local Government Act, in a professional manner.

Goals and Objectives:

  • To provide consistent administrative services to Council, staff and the citizens of the City of Powell River.

  • To direct the overall planning, coordination and control of all city operations in accordance with the objectives, policies and plans approved by Council.

  • To develop policies and procedures that will assist other departments in managing their areas of responsibility that will ensure the fiscal responsibility and integrity of the City.

Freedom of Information Requests are handled through Administration - click here for the form.

Administration Staff

Lisa Bhopalsingh

Chief Administrative Officer

Contact: lbhopalsingh@powellriver.ca


  • Overall management of the City operations

  • The one employee of Council

  • Ensures Council has appropriate information required to make informed decisions

  • Ensuring that the policies, programs and directions of Council are implemented

  • Advising and informing Council on the operation and affairs of the City

Chris Jackson

Corporate Officer

Contact: cjackson@powellriver.ca


  • Administration Department Head

  • Carries out all responsibilities assigned to the Corporate Officer by the Community Charter

  • Management and control of the City's official documents

  • Legal matters

  • Designated as the City's head for the purpose of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

  • Appointed as Chief Election Officer for City of Powell River elections

  • Overall management of the administrative operations of the City

Administration Support Staff:

Deputy Corporate Officer

Provides administrative support to Mayor, Councillors and Chief Administrative Officer and senior staff.

Jessica Lefort

Contact: jlefort@powellriver.ca

Executive Assistant

Provides administrative support to Mayor and Council, the Chief Administrative Officer and the Administration Department.

Emily St. Godard

Contact: estgodard@powellriver.ca

Records Management Staff

Oversee the development, operation and maintenance of the City of Powell River Records Management Plan and the District Records Centre.

Administration Office Clerk

Provides front counter and administrative support to department.

Contact: info@powellriver.ca