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County names new Chief Administrative Officer

For the first time in nearly two decades, the County of Grande Prairie will have a new Chief Administrative Officer.

Joulia Whittleton, who most recently worked in Saddle Hills County, will take over the job from long-serving CAO Bill Rogan, who has been in the position since 2001. Whittleton has spent the last 15 years in municipal government in the region.

“Bill is a well-respected leader in the municipal world and he has pretty big shoes to fill,” Whittleton says.”

“I’m thrilled to be given the opportunity to build on the great work already established and enhance municipal services through leadership, teamwork, partnership, and municipal best practices.”

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Reeve Leanne Beaupre says she is pleased to welcome Whittleton to the position but wanted to take the opportunity to thank Rogan for his decades of service.

“He has been an instrumental part of making the County of Grande Prairie what it is today and will be missed by staff and Council. We thank Bill for staying on with the County during the recruitment process and wish him all the best in his well-deserved retirement.”

Whittleton officially takes over the job on July 15th.

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