Senior Leadership Team

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The Municipal Government Act establishes the position of Town Manager with specific responsibilities outlined in Bylaw 4509/2017.


Chris Prosser, Chief Administrative Officer

The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) provides leadership to the organization of approximately 200 employees and has the vital role of being the link between Council and Administration. The CAO also ensures that Council has the information they need to make sound policy decisions and supporting the achievement of Council’s strategic direction. The CAO works with Council and Administration to facilitate the budget process as well as establish and monitor Council’s Strategic Priorities.

Mr. Prosser has over 23 years of experience in municipal government as a CAO and Land Use Planner including 14 years as CAO for the District of Invermere in British Columbia. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geography with a focus on urban studies from the University of Calgary.

The CAO provides direction to the Planning and Development Services, Community Economic Development and the Town’s Fire Department. In addition, he works in collaboration with and receives advice and assistance from the members of the Senior Leadership Team members (see below).

Nicole Chepil, Director of Corporate Services

Nicole is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) with 23 years of public sector experience, including 15 years in municipal government. Nicole started with the Town of High River in 2012 and transitioned to the Director of Corporate Services role in 2016.

The Director of Corporate Services provides leadership and strategic direction in the areas of Communications, Corporate Properties & Risk Management, Emergency Management and Protective Services, Human Resources, Information Services, Legislative Services and Community Support Services. Working alongside Council and the CAO, the Director guides the strategic and business planning responsibilities for the organization.

Reiley McKerracher, Director of Engineering, Parks and Recreation & Operational Services

Reiley is a Professional Engineer registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) with 18 years of civil engineering experience, 15 of which have been in municipal government. Reiley started with the Town of High River in 2009 and has a long history with the Town before that, having graduated from Senator Riley High School.

The Director of Engineering, Parks and Recreation & Operations oversees Town functions including services from garbage to tap water, life cycle maintenance of roads, water-related infrastructure and Parks and Recreation programs, facilities and maintenance. In addition this position oversees Safety Codes, Renewal, Utilities, Fleet and the Water Treatment Facility.