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City Manager announces retirement

May 3, 2021 2:10 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

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.

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 good 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.

For more information, please contact:

Corporate Communications
The City of Red Deer

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