At the Regular Council Meeting held on Monday, December 13, Vegreville Town Council elected to appoint Corporate Services Director Paul Casey as Interim Chief Administrative Officer, effective January 1, 2022.
The appointment comes on the heels of current Town Manager Cliff Craig’s October announcement that he would be retiring at the end of this year.
While Mr. Casey had also previously announced his intentions to retire at the end of 2021, he has agreed to step into the role of CAO until Mr. Craig’s replacement has been hired.
“The CAO Hiring Committee is in the midst of an exhaustive search for Mr. Craig’s replacement and while we’re nearing the end of this process, we didn’t want to feel rushed into making a decision,” Tim MacPhee, Mayor, Town of Vegreville said in a news release. “Council is incredibly appreciative of Mr. Casey’s willingness to stay on with the Town of Vegreville until we’re absolutely certain we’ve found the right person for what is an incredibly vital role. We thank him for his commitment to this process and our community.”
While Mr. Casey has called Vegreville home for nearly thirty years, he’s been the Town of Vegreville’s Corporate Services Director since November of 2016.