Curtis named one of 50 most influential people in the province

One of Red Deer’s own is gracing the glossy pages of the July edition of Alberta Venture magazine.

One of Red Deer’s own is gracing the glossy pages of the July edition of Alberta Venture magazine.

City manager Craig Curtis was named one of the 50 most influential people in the province by the magazine.

“I am fortunate to be working in a city which is dynamic and progressive and where one can make a real impact on its future,” said Curtis in a press release Tuesday.

The 2012 edition of influential people is Alberta Venture’s 16th list and credits those who have left a positive impression on the Albertan cultural, political and economic landscape through professional and personal achievements.

The small write-up underneath Curtis’s photo details how he oversees the city’s 18 departments, 1,200 employees and the $700-million operating budget.

It also mentions how he co-authored a 2008 study that highlighted several “things we need to do better,” like reducing the city’s child poverty rate.

Other names on the list included Premier Alison Redford and Danielle Smith.

To view the full list, visit www.albertaventure.com.

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