Red Deer Housing Authority hires local manager

Franklin Kutuadu starts as CAO in February

The Red Deer Housing Authority has a new chief administrative officer.

Franklin Kutuadu has been appointed to the newly created position, effective Feb. 1, 2019.

Kutuadu was employed by the City of Red Deer for the past 11 years in a variety of positions related to the housing portfolio, most recently as research and evaluation co-ordinator.

Prior to moving to Red Deer, Kutuadu was employed by the Canadian Urban Institute in Toronto.

“Franklin’s breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding of the housing needs in the community is outstanding,” said board chairman Don Wielinga. “We consider ourselves fortunate to have Franklin join our team.”

The housing authority has been contracting management services with The Bethany Group out of Camrose for seven years.

“As a board, we felt it was time to bring these services in house,” said Wielinga.

Kutuadu said the Red Deer Housing Authority has an excellent reputation for addressing the housing needs in Red Deer, “and I am excited to be joining them in the new year.”

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