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Fort Macleod announces new CAO

Fort Macleod council last month hired its new chief administrative officer.

Anthony Burdett fills the void left by the resignation of Sue Keenan last fall.

“Council is very excited with this announcement, for the future and working together with Anthony Burdett,” Mayor Brent Feyter said in a news release.

Burdett doesn’t have to go far to his new office.

Burdett joins the Town of Fort Macleod staff from Livingstone Range School Division, where he has served as director of finance.

The school division shares the G.R. Davis Administration Building on 20th Street with the Town of Fort Macleod.

“Council looks forward to supporting Anthony in his leadership role with the town and working together on current and future projects,” Feyter added. “There are great opportunities ahead and with the skill, experience and enthusiasm Anthony brings to the position, we look forward to a positive future for our community.”

Burdett was raised just outside of Fort Macleod and now, with his wife and children, lives just east of town.

The Burdett family is active in the community and Fort Macleod schools.

With a personal understanding of our history combined with local knowledge of current happenings Burdett is ready to assist council in achieving their strategic goals and objectives.

Feyter said Burdett is well poised to begin his tenure with the town, and that his education and previous work experience demonstrates his passion for learning and growth.

Burdett attended the University of Lethbridge and obtained a Bachelor of Management, earning his CPA designation.

Burdett also completed the University of Manitoba’s Municipal Management and Leadership Program, which will assist in a transition from his background in accounting and Livingstone Range School Division.

Burdett is confident stepping into the role of CAO. He cares deeply about Fort Macleod as a community and is looking forward to joining the town with an anticipated start date in February.