Mayor Tim MacPhee and members of Vegreville Town Council have hired Chris Leggett as the Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Vegreville, effective January 31, 2022.
Leggett assumes the role left vacant by outgoing Town Manager Cliff Craig, who announced he would be retiring at the end of 2021 in October.
“Council and I are tremendously happy to announce that Mr. Leggett will be the new CAO of the Town of Vegreville,” Tim MacPhee, Mayor, Town of Vegreville said. “This is a vital position within our operations and, after an exhaustive search, I’m very confident we’ve made the right decision for our community. Chris brings a wealth of experience, both in and out of municipal government, to the Town and we feel he and his family will be welcomed additions to Vegreville.”
Leggett comes to the Town with a resume that includes a rich mixture of experience and education. He has served in leadership roles for fifteen years, including as a former bank manager, Chief Financial Officer and, most recently, six years as a Chief Administrative Officer.
He also has seven college diplomas, three with a focus on local government administration from Dalhousie University. Leggett, who grew up on farm in eastern Ontario, says he’s looking forward to relocating to Vegreville with his wife and five children and enjoying everything the community has to offer.
“I am very thankful to Mayor MacPhee and Council for the opportunity to serve the Town and the residents of Vegreville and I enthusiastically look forward to helping Council achieve their strategic priorities in the months and years ahead,” Chris Leggett, Incoming CAO, Town of Vegreville said. “I thank you for welcoming me and my family into your community and am excited to become an active member of it.”
Current Director of Corporate Services Paul Casey will assume the role of interim CAO as of January 1, 2022 until Leggett’s official commencement date.