Lacombe administrator resigns

Long-time Lacombe administrator Ken Kendall has resigned. “I’m just looking at my options. It was time for a change,” said Kendall, when reached at home on Friday.

Long-time Lacombe administrator Ken Kendall has resigned.

“I’m just looking at my options. It was time for a change,” said Kendall, when reached at home on Friday.

“I’ve had a few private sector offers while I was employed. So I’m just testing them and looking at those options.”

Kendall was with the town for 18 years and served as chief administrative officer for the past three. He came to Lacombe from Elk Point where he was chief administrative officer, and before that held municipal posts in High Prairie and Fort Saskatchewan.

Kendall, 48, said he’s had some consulting opportunities but is leaving all his options open.

He is married with a daughter.

Mayor Judy Gordon said Kendall submitted his resignation and it was accepted by council on Aug. 16.

Michael Minchin, the town’s corporate services director, has been appointed acting chief administrative officer.