Council Accepts CAO’s Resignation

Rocky View County Council has announced it has accepted the resignation of current Chief Administrative Officer Al Hoggan, effective Tuesday, April 13.

On April 1, Mr. Hoggan gave Council three months’ notice of his intent to leave his position to pursue a leadership opportunity with another municipality. Council determined that, in the best interests of continuity for the County, they would release Mr. Hoggan from his contract early.

Speaking on behalf of Council, Reeve Dan Henn thanked Mr. Hoggan for his service to the County.

“In Al Hoggan’s time with us, he helped Administration and Council focus on making the right decisions, instead of concentrating on forms and processes. He was very open to meeting with stakeholders to find solutions to new and longstanding issues. And his strong leadership helped move us forward at a time when so many other municipalities are facing challenges. Rocky View County will continue to benefit from his leadership through the programs and approaches he put in place. We wish him and his family every success in their future endeavours.”

At their regular Council Meeting on April 13, Council will appoint an interim Chief Administrative Officer. An interim appointment will allow councillors time to discuss how they want to move forward with the role.

“Over the next few weeks, we have some important decisions to make. This is the sole employee of Council, and we could decide to begin recruiting immediately for this key position. But with a municipal election happening in October, it may be better to wait and allow a new Council to choose a successor that they feel comfortable with. There is no right answer, and I’m sure there are other options. My Council colleagues and I will be carefully considering the next steps,” Reeve Henn says.

Under the Municipal Government Act, municipalities must have a Chief Administrative Officer, who serves as head of all administration. A council gives its direction to municipal staff through the CAO.

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