Municipal Management Consultant
A long time professional in municipal management, Leo has served as a Chief Administrative Officer for many years throughout Alberta. Relationship driven, his focus is on collaboration, and he has been an integral part in the development and implementation of IDP’s and ICF’s with neighbouring municipalities. Leo understands the importance of government assistance for municipalities to develop and was instrumental in obtaining a $450,000 grant from the Rural Community Adaptation Program to fund a Master Planning Agreement between two municipalities.
Years of Experience
Management Skills for Supervisors Certificate – Red Deer College
Certified Local Government Manager (CLGM) – Society of Local Government Managers
National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration (NACLAA) Levels I & II – University of Alberta
Local Government Administration Certificate – University of Alberta
- 2021 – Present – Operations Manager, Wedgewood Farms Ltd
- 2016 – 2020 – Chief Administrative Officer, Westlock County
- 2011 – 2016 – Chief Administrative Officer, Vulcan County
- 2005 – 2011 – Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Coaldale
- 2004 – 2005 – Chief Administrative Officer, District of Hope
- 1999 – 2004 – Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Pincher Creek
- Appointed as CAO of Westlock County, during a Municipal Inspection by Alberta Municipal Affairs. Successfully worked with Council and staff to implement and establish processes and plans in answer to the 37 recommendations in the Inspector’s Report. All responses to the recommendations were endorsed by the Minister of Municipal Affairs, resulting in no directives being issued by the Ministry.
- Assisted in the creation of the “Mounties to Mountains” economic alliance of nine municipalities (now Alberta Southwest), served as the first Executive Director.
- Project Manager, Town of Pincher Creek Town Hall Construction Project.
- In partnership with two other CAO’s, successfully developed the first multi-year collaboration grant application to initiate the G.I.S. program for the municipal partners of the Oldman River Regional Services Commission, which currently provides G.I.S. services to over thirty municipalities.
- Past Director on the Board of the Local Government Administration Association of Alberta and past Vice-President of the Alberta Rural Administrators’ Association.
- Malloy Drain Steering Committee, this tri-party committee developed a master drainage plan for the Malloy Drainage Basin and oversaw its implementation.
- Integrated Development Strategy Committee, this committee worked on the formation of a Master Planning Agreement between two municipalities and our team was instrumental in obtaining a $450,000 grant from the Rural Community Adaptation Program to fund this initiative.
- Introduced to colleagues the concept of Rural to Rural Inter-Municipal Development Plans (IDP, prior to the legislation of such. Consensus was reached to present the concept to ten rural municipal Councils and eight of ten agreed to this innovative voluntary concept. A grant application was prepared and $250,000 was received from the Province, producing fourteen rural-to-rural IDP’s.
- Member in good standing of the LGAA, SLGM, ARMAA and CAMA.