Sturgeon County welcomes new CAO


Sturgeon County welcomes new CAO
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Sturgeon County welcomes new CAO

Sturgeon County, Alberta - Mayor and Council are pleased to announce that Mr. Reegan McCullough has joined Sturgeon County as new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) effective Monday, November 5.

Reegan is Alberta born and raised, living in smaller communities including High Prairie, Slave Lake and Grande Prairie as well as Edmonton and Calgary. He joins us most recently from Niagara Falls, Ontario and is excited to be returning to his Alberta roots.

With a career that spans both the public and private sector, Reegan started his career designing and building homes and then worked with Municipal Affairs and Housing, served as Assistant Deputy Minister, Disability Services in the Ministry of Seniors and Community Supports, and led the creation of the “Alberta Supports Initiative’ in the Premier’s office. His next role was with Alberta Tourism, developing new initiatives to diversify Alberta’s economy, followed by a leadership role with the Oil Sands Community Alliance (OSCA) - a consortia of 25 national and international oil companies with the mandate of supporting Alberta’s resource-based economy in northern Alberta.

Most recently, Reegan was the CEO of the Niagara Parks Commission. Reegan believes in the importance of relationships, the power of working together, respect, trust and the privilege of serving our community.

“Please join us in welcoming Reegan in his new position as the CAO,” says Mayor Alanna Hnatiw. “We believe he will be a great asset to Council, the staff and the community with his diverse experience in both the public and private sector, and his strong strategic leadership skills,” says Hnatiw.

“I am looking forward to working with Council and staff on the many initiatives and projects that support Council’s vision for the future of Sturgeon County.” says Reegan McCullough.

I am excited to be returning to my Alberta roots and getting to know the Sturgeon County community.”

Mr. Bill Minnes has been working as the Interim CAO since January.

“Council wishes to extend its sincerest thanks to Bill for filling the role during this transition,” says Mayor Alanna Hnatiw.

Reegan starts in his new position immediately, with Bill Minnes assisting with the transition. Reegan will accompany Council to the Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) Convention later this month.

For more information, please contact:
Alanna Hnatiw Mayor 780-939-4321

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