Town of Slave Lake Council has selected a new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and they are pleased to announce and introduce Mr. Jeff Simpson as the new CAO for the Town of Slave Lake. Jeff will begin his role and responsibilities on June 20, 2022.
Upon graduation from university, Jeff began a decorated career with the RCMP, serving his community and country in Saskatchewan and Alberta. His career has produced a forward-thinking, results-oriented leader with a breadth of experience in operational and strategic planning, human resources, financial and resource stewardship, and risk management in a highly complex fast-paced environment. He has leveraged and capitalized on his relationship building skills at all levels, including municipally, provincially, nationally, and with Indigenous communities. Jeff’s leadership skills propelled him to senior leadership roles within the RCMP including most recently Detachment Commander roles. Upon retirement from the RCMP, Jeff accepted a position as the Director of Operations for Mackenzie County prior to being selected for the CAO position in Slave Lake. Jeff has completed his Bachelors of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan and most recently, completed his Masters of Business Administration from Athabasca University.
“I’m honoured to be selected by Council for this role to serve the Town of Slake Lake as their CAO. I’m thrilled to be given the opportunity to build on the great work already established and enhance town services through leadership, partnership, team work, and collaboration. There’s a great team of dedicated and committed staff at the Town and I’m excited to connect with them, the residents, and the community. I thank Mayor Warman and Council for their support and look forward to working with them to deliver on their vision and strategic plan for the Town."
"We actually had a number of great applicants interested in Slave Lake which was great to see. Jeff's varied experience will be a huge asset to the Town of Slave Lake and we are excited to see him lead and mentor our leadership team. Additionally, Jeff's strong belief in our strategic plan and a focus on customer service helped us to understand that Jeff is going to be a great fit for our organization and our community."
-Mayor Tyler Warman
Jeff and his wife, Carrie have five children and 3 grandchildren, and are looking forward to making Slave Lake their home in the coming months.