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City Manager

The City of Red Deer

Red Deer, Alberta

Red Deer is known for being one of Canada’s most entrepreneurial cities and has immediate access to over 81 per cent of Alberta’s 4 million population in a two-hour drive. Red Deer is Alberta's third largest city with a population of 100,418 and is competitive with other large cities in Western Canada, complete with road, rail, and air transportation links. Situated in a prime location between Calgary and Edmonton and next to one of the busiest transportation corridors in North America provides for a diverse and resilient economy. With a diverse and resilient educated workforce, strong average family income, and ideal geographic location, Red Deer is a highly desirable place to live and do business and continues to grow.

The City of Red Deer is seeking a new City Manager to lead and be responsible for the overall administration of the city’s 1,600 employees, and to provide the link between City Council and Administration, the community, and other levels of government. Collaborating with City Council in the process, design and evaluation of the strategic plan, the City Manager will be a keystone in identifying critical issues, objectives and strategies that will chart the future vision of the role the City will play in meeting the needs of its various constituencies, as well as operationalizing that vision. As Red Deer grows, the City Manager will ensure that the organization is positioned for success to expand the city’s economic base and the quality of life for all Red Deer citizens.

The ideal candidate is an emerging or established leader who has excelled at leading a multi-faceted public or private sector organization and is recognized for getting things done. With a demonstrated track record of success in a senior level position working in concert with elected representatives, candidates will bring strong communication, financial acumen, and project management skills coupled with a community-minded orientation. As an agent of innovation, calculated transformation, and strategic change, desirable candidates will also naturally possess the values of integrity and honesty, with the confidence to develop others through empowerment and trust.

To explore this exciting opportunity further, please contact Boyden’s Calgary office at 403-410-6700 or forward your CV and any other related materials in to

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.

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