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Clearwater County welcomes new Chief Administrative Officer

(Rocky Mountain House, Alta.) – Clearwater County Council is pleased to announce the hiring of Christopher Read as the new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the County.

“We believe Mr. Read will empower our staff and organization to achieve our goals and aspirations for a positive and prosperous future,” said Reeve Cammie Laird. “We look forward to working with Christopher as we turn our visions and priorities into realities for our community.”

The hiring decision is the culmination of a process that spanned several months in anticipation of the retirement of the County’s outgoing CAO. To assist with the selection of this critical position, Council enlisted the services of Leaders International Executive Search, a recruitment firm that completed a rigorous process of planning, targeting and analysis.

Christopher Read, a Certified Local Government Manager, arrives in Clearwater County with a distinguished educational background and a wealth of municipal experience that includes key posts in the Town of Hinton, the Municipality of Jasper and most recently, Yellowhead County. A lifetime resident of Alberta, Christopher is also an avid outdoors person, enjoying biking, paddling, climbing and backpacking.

The appointment of Mr. Read to the position of CAO of Clearwater County will take effect June 1, 2021.


Media Inquiries:
Clearwater County Communications

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