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City Manager Allan Seabrooke retiring

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City Manager announces retirement

After two years with The City of Red Deer and more than 30 years in public and private sectors, City Manager Allan Seabrooke announced his intention to retire effective May 21, 2021, as he plans to return to Ontario to be closer to family.

Allan Seabrooke became City Manager for The City of Red Deer after most recently serving as the Chief Administrative Officer and Commissioner of Community Services with The City of Peterborough in Ontario.

“Serving in the public sector at a local level has afforded me the opportunity to connect with the community of Red Deer in meaningful and lasting ways. I am honoured to have had the opportunity to contribute to this city and its citizens at a time when the many challenges we collectively face in Red Deer, Alberta and across the country are forcing us to be increasingly innovative when it comes to municipal service delivery and meeting the needs of citizens,” said City Manager Allan Seabrooke.

In his time working with The City of Red Deer, Seabrooke achieved many of the goals he felt were important when he arrived. His work streamlining governance processes, implementing a multi-year budget, establishing business friendly practices, reducing red tape and completing an organization restructure, to name a few, have all contributed to meaningful organizational improvements for the benefit of the entire community.

“Allan has served our community with a dedication that has helped us navigate innumerable and complex social, economic and health challenges like we have never faced before. His commitment to transparency, accountability and creating a culture of excellence and responsiveness has resulted in positive and lasting changes within the organization and our community,” said Mayor Tara Veer. “The past year has challenged administrative leadership in extraordinary ways, and Allan’s pandemic response has been strong and resolute. As he leaves our organization, he leaves a legacy of stability, and we are thankful for all he has brought with him to The City of Red Deer. We wish Allan and Teresa all the best in retirement.”

“While my time in Red Deer is shorter than I initially envisioned, my decision to leave is personal in nature. As I am sure is true for many, the pandemic has brought with it new light to my personal experiences, as I seek to reconnect with family. It is my sincere hope that we are through the worst of Covid-19, and as I leave this organization, I have the utmost confidence that I leave this City in goods hands with the current General Management Team and senior leadership that is in place at The City of Red Deer,” said Seabrooke.

With City Manager Seabrooke’s retirement on May 21, 2021, Tara Lodewyk, current Deputy City Manager, will take on the role of Acting City Manager until Council proceeds with the next phase of its recruitment process.

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Red Deer’s first municipal by-election to fill a vacant councillor position takes place April 22, 2024.

When:   By-election date: April 22, 2024 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

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  • Parkland Mall – Unit 346, 6359 50 Avenue, Red Deer, AB
  • Baymont by Wyndham Red Deer – Gull Lake Room, 4311 49 Avenue, Red Deer, AB
  • Salon B – Prairie Pavilion at Westerner Park – 4847A 19 Street, Red Deer, AB

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I know Red Deer. I have lived here since 1961. This by-election is a somber occasion for myself and many others in our community as we have lost an irreplaceable community friend and Councillor. Red Deer has been good to our family and has a lot going for it. Our choice location in Central Alberta along the Queen Elizabeth II Highway makes Red Deer an ideal hub to service the rest of Alberta and Western Canada. The Regional Airport is a short drive away. Thank you for taking the time to vote.

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Housing and Homelessness I am hopeful that all levels of Government can come together to solve this urgent problem. Non-profits, and private-sector housing providers can also play a role in developing innovative and sustainable affordable housing projects.
Crime Prevention and Policing Everyone wants a safe community and crime prevention is a top concern. I support Red Deer’s Annual Policing Plan. I was recently reminded by members of the Social Diversion Team to call 403-406-2200 if you see someone need of non-emergency support.
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Red Deer voters will have many opportunities to cast their ballot in this By-Election. Advance Vote will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. from April 18 to 20. Voters will be able to select one of three Advance Vote locations at Parkland Mall, Baymont by Wyndham Red Deer or Westerner Park. The same voting stations will be open for voters from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on By-Election Day, April 22.

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