The Municipal Government Act establishes the position of Town Manager with specific responsibilities outlined in Bylaw 4509/2017.
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. She is currently filling the Acting Town Manager position while Mayor and Council recruit for the position.
The Director of Corporate Services provides leadership and strategic direction in the areas of Communications, Corporate Properties & Risk Management, Human Resources, Information Services, and Legislative Services. Working alongside Council and the Town Manager, the Director guides the strategic and business planning responsibilities for the organization.
The Town Manager provides leadership to the organization of approximately 200 employees and has the vital role of being the link between Council and Administration. The Town Manager also ensures that Council has the information they need to make sound policy decisions and supporting the achievement of Council’s strategic direction.
The Town Manager works in collaboration with and receives advice and assistance from the members of the Senior Leadership Team:
Kola is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) with more than 20 years post designation experience and more than 5 years of municipal government experience. He has more than 15 years of leadership experience with multi-national companies within and outside Canada.
Responsible for the full range of financial services administered by the Town, establishing financial policies and procedures and providing regular financial information to the Town Manager, Mayor and Council. The CFO oversees the provision of procurement/purchasing, strategic financial and budget planning, fiscal management strategy, investments, property assessment services, and statutory audit for the municipality.
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, Planning, and Operations oversees Town functions including services from garbage to tap water, management of (re)development of land and building (including long-range planning for) process and life cycle maintenance of roads and water-related infrastructure. This includes the Engineering, Planning and Operations Divisions, as well as Parks Planning, Safety Codes, Renewal, Utilities, Fleet and the Water Treatment Facility.