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City of Lacombe appoints new Chief Administrative Officer

Matt Goudy

Lacombe, Alberta (March 5, 2018) – City Council is pleased to announce that Matthew Goudy has been appointed as the new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the City of Lacombe, effective March 6, 2018.

“Council is convinced that Matthew is the right choice for this critical position, given his long-standing familiarity with Lacombe’s municipal operations and our regional partners, and his proven attention to fiscal responsibility,” said Mayor Grant Creasey. “His experience and his ability to facilitate meaningful public engagement has resulted in many successful programs, and we look forward to working with him to achieve our strategic vision.”

“I feel privileged to be given the opportunity to become the next Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Lacombe,” said Matthew Goudy.  “I believe that the relationships I have developed and experience gained in my various roles with the City of Lacombe will help me continue the good work of Council and staff in making Lacombe a great community.”

Prior to his new role at the City of Lacombe, Matthew served as the Operations and Planning Services Director for the City from 2012-2018, and before that as the Engineering Services Manager for the Town of Lacombe from 2007-2012. He also serves as the Chief Administrative Officer for the North Red Deer Regional Wastewater Services Commission.

Matthew has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. He has achieved the Certified Envision Sustainability Professional designation from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure Program. Matthew has also achieved the Incident Command System Level 300 certification, as well as Level 1 of the Alberta Water and Wastewater Operators Certification.

Matthew is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists of Alberta. He serves as a committee member of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Commission’s Audit and Finance Committee, and is an active member of the Government Finance Officers Association. He is also a member in good standing of Mensa Canada.

Matthew Goudy came to Lacombe by way of Saskatchewan. He is married to Nicole, and has two young daughters: Amelia and Liliana. Matthew enjoys many outdoor pursuits, including skiing and camping. He is an avid motorcycle enthusiast.

CAO Selection Process:
Upon the departure of former CAO Dion Pollard in late 2017, a recruitment process was adopted by Council and the position was advertised in January 2018. It attracted much interest from many qualified individuals.  

After a comprehensive review and scoring of the candidates, Council shortlisted five worthy individuals, and interviews were conducted on February 20, 2018. The interview panel consisted of the members of Council and was facilitated by the Human Resources Manager. Upon conclusion of the interviews, the applicants were rated, and after due deliberation, Council chose Matthew Goudy as the successful candidate.