Mountain View County has hired from within its organization to find a new Chief Administrative Officer. Reeve Bruce Beattie says the decision is a result of succession planning which council and the outgoing CAO Tony Martens undertook back in 2011. Jeff Holmes will assume the role of acting CAO on January 1st, 2018 and then will take the top administrative position as council's only employee on February 1st following the formal retirement of Tony Martens.
Mountain View County council has announced the hiring of Jeff Holmes as the County's new Chief Administrative Officer.
He has served in a management capacity as the previous Manger of Agriculture, Lands and Parks Services and - most recently - as the Director of Legislative, Community and Agricultural Services for the past 6-plus years.
Holmes first worked as a seasonal employee with the County from 1998 to 2000 and he was asked if he thought about becoming CAO way back then.
According to Mountain View County, Holmes was born and raised in the local rural neighbourhood of Hainstock and he is an Olds College graduate. His family members are long-time agricultural producers in the Olds area.
He looks forward to continuing his career at the CAO in his home County.
Holmes will assume the role of acting CAO on January 1st and then take the top administrative position as council's only employee on February 1st following the formal retirement of MV County's previous Chief Administrative Officer Tony Martens.
Holmes details what some of the top priorities will be once he becomes CAO.
With Holmes moving up to Chief Administrative Officer, an opening will be created at the MV County office.
Holmes completed his legislative and municipal governance training through the University of Alberta and Queen's University.
The Olds Regional Exhibition's former long-time Executive Director recently received national recognition. At the Canadian Association of Fairs & Exhibition's 2019 Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia it was announced that Tami Gardner has been recognized with a Roll of Honour plaque for her distinguished service to the fair industry.
Just over $46-thousand dollars has been gifted to local families with children in medical need thanks to the Hope 4 Mountain View County Kids society. The non-profit and volunteer run organization headed into its 7th year of operation this month.
Wheatland County, east of Calgary, passed a resolution unanimously this month which states if the federal government does not treat Alberta more fairly the province should hold an independence referendum. Mountain View County Reeve Bruce Beattie says he thought it was a short term reaction to the election with emotions running high, however the discussion is needed.