New Town CAO tackles first week

By Keanna Nelson (B94 Newsroom)
January 29, 2018 - 12:27pm

After having two different Interim CAO’s since August, the Town of Rocky Mountain House officially has someone to call their Chief Administrative Officer.

Dean Krause assumed his role on January 22 and brings with him over 20 years of leadership experience in municipal government administration, including the last four as CAO in Westlock, Alberta.

With only five days under his belt Krause says he’s already excited to be part of the the Town of Rocky Mountain House team and what the future holds for Rocky. 

“Everyone is enthusiastic and looking forward to moving to the future, so it’s been great,” he said. “There’s lots for us to do but the exciting thing coming up is the strategic planning with council. So for administration and council to work together to see what we want to achieve and moving forward.”

Krause began his work career in the trades and working construction as a Project Manager before transitioning to municipal government in the mid-1990s.

Mayor Tammy Burke says Krause was the missing piece to the Town’s puzzle to move forward. 

“It feels fantastic. We just really need to get it moving now on our strat plan and our budget and I’m excited to do that. I think we have a great team, we have great staff, and I’m looking for good things in 2018 for Rocky Mountain House,” she said.

2018 Budget deliberations are anticipated to very start soon. Councillors adopted an interim budget back in December that was based off the 2017 budget.


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