A veteran administrator from Ontario will become Red Deer’s new city manager as of May 13.
Allan Seabrooke was most recently chief administrative officer and commissioner of community services with the City of Peterborough.
“I am honoured and excited to be selected as the new city manager and to be part of the Red Deer team,” said Seabrooke.
“My wife Teresa and I look forward to making Red Deer our home and working with council, city staff and the community.”
Seabrooke has 30-plus years of experience in the private and public sectors, with education in parks and recreation administration, urban planning, government administration, and horticulture and parks management.
“Allan comes to us with an extensive private and public sector background with specific experience in the municipal sector,” said Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer.
“He has proven to be a strong leader who builds solid relationships with staff and the community.
“His immediate priorities will be to familiarize himself with the organization and community, and to meet with the corporate leadership team to implement council’s strategic direction.”
The appointment of Seabrooke is the result of an extensive nation-wide search. The final selection of the city manager was made unanimously by city council.
“We received strong interest and numerous applications in our search for a leader who meets our corporate values of respect, integrity, service and excellence,” said Veer.
Tara Lodewyk, the city’s planning services director, will serve as interim city manager until Seabrooke starts in the job. Previous city manager Craig Curtis retired in March.
Peterborough has a population of 84,230 people, compared to Red Deer’s 103,588 citizens.