The Municipal Government Act establishes the position of Town Manager with specific responsibilities outlined in Bylaw 4509/2017.The Municipal Government Act establishes the position of Town Manager with specific responsibilities outlined in Bylaw 4509/2017.
Tom Maier, Town Manager
Tom is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and has worked in municipal government since 1987. Tom started with the Town of High River in 2012 as the Town’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and transitioned to the Town Manager role in 2016.
High River’s Town Manager provides leadership and direction to approximately 200 staff. The Town Manager has an important role as a bridge between Administration and Council ensuring Town Council has all the information it needs to make sound policy decisions in alignment with the Municipal Government Act. As an administrative leader, the Town Manager ensures the successful implementation of Council’s policies and strategic priorities.
The Town Manager works in collaboration with and receives advice and assistance from the members of the Senior Leadership Team:
Kola Oladimeji, CPA, CGA,FCA(Ng),MBA- Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Kola is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) with more than 20 years post designation experience and 5 years municipal government experience. He has more than 15 years of leadership experience with multi-national companies.
Responsible for the full range of financial services administered by the Town, establishing financial policies and procedures and providing regular financial information to the Town Manager, Mayor and Council. The CFO oversees the provision of procurement/purchasing, strategic financial and budget planning, and property assessment services.
Lisa Reinders, Director of Community Services
Lisa started with Town in 2014 as the Director of Community Services. Lisa has a broad range of experience within the public sector and non-profits, including 12 years in municipal government in Alberta and British Columbia.
The Director of Community Services provides leadership and strategic direction for Parks and Recreation; Community Support Services (Affordable Housing, FCSS, Parent Link, Community Development, Seniors and Youth); and Protective Services (Fire, Emergency Management, Municipal Enforcement and RCMP). Lisa enjoys her work with Council, staff, residents and partner organizations to create a safe and healthy community.
Nicole Chepil, Director of Corporate Services
Nicole is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) with 21 years’ public sector experience including 13 years in municipal government. Nicole started with the Town of High River in 2012 as the Town’s Manager of Human Resources and transitioned to the Director of Corporate Services role in 2016.
The Director of Corporate Services provides leadership and strategic direction in the areas of Communications, Corporate Properties & Risk Management, Human Resources, Information Services and Legislative Services. Working alongside the Town Manager, the Director guides the strategic and business planning responsibilities for the organization.
Reiley McKerracher, Director of Engineering, Planning & Operational Services
Reiley is a Professional Engineer registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) with 16 years civil engineering experience, 13 of which have been in municipal government. Reiley started with the Town of High River in 2009 and has a long history with the Town prior to that, having graduated from Senator Riley High School.
The Director of Engineering, Planning and Operations oversees Town functions including services from garbage to tap water, management of (re)development of land and building (including long range planning for) process and life cycle maintenance of roads and water related infrastructure. This includes the Engineering, Planning and Operations Divisions, as well as Parks Planning, Safety Codes, Renewal, Utilities, Fleet and the Water Treatment Facility.