Posted on: February 2, 2018

County bids fond farewell as CAO announces his departure

Tim Fox

Chief Administrative Officer for the County of Stettler No. 6, Tim Fox announced to Council and staff this week, his decision to step down as CAO.

“The decision to leave has been entirely of my own making,” he stated in a letter to Council and staff. “The time is simply right for me to, at least temporarily, set down my pen and computer and put on my boots and work on my next chapter.” Fox was a month short of his 13th anniversary with the County of Stettler.

Assistant CAO Yvette Cassidy said, “Tim is a soft-spoken, approachable leader who always looked for the win-win. He encouraged his employees to be their best and always looked for the solution not the blame. He is a true visionary and served this County with passion, dedication and quiet authority for the past 13 years. His willingness to organize, participate, collaborate and lead made us all look good. He constantly worked fairly and faithfully on this County’s behalf. I speak on behalf of staff and myself when I say he will be dearly missed.”

Fox, a Saskatchewan native, is an avid curler, hunter and motorcycle enthusiast. His accomplishments with the County are numerous. Some of the highlights include his establishment of Environmental Services at the County of Stettler and he was key member in the formation of the Shirley McClellan Regional Water Services Commission, which he managed since its inception.

Fox was instrumental in implementing Stettler Regional Fire Department, encompassing all areas and municipalities within the County of Stettler. He spearheaded ‘Community Engagement’ protocol with the citizens of Stettler County fostering an ‘open-door’ policy for ratepayers, government and employees, always supporting transparency as a key function in the success of this organization.  His leadership, in furthering inter-municipal co-operation by developing new policies for funding regional libraries, equitable recreation, developing waste handling innovations, supporting recycling, creating fire agreements, maintaining Advanced Life Support Ambulance Service, fostering public access and beach development at Buffalo Lake and Economic Development will be missed.

Reeve for the County of Stettler Larry Clarke said, “The Council of the County of Stettler respects Mr. Fox’s decision, and we thank him for his 13 years of service to this County. We wish Tim and his family all the best in his new chapter in life, and look forward to continuing to work with the excellent administration and staff going forward as they continue day-to-day operations and projects.”

For more information contact:

Niki Thorsteinsson                                                                                                       Yvette Cassidy
Director of Communications                                                 Assistant Chief Administrative Officer
403-742-4441                                                                                                               403-742-4441                                                

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