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Lethbridge County loses CAO to the City of Medicine Hat

Posted on 20 December 2022 by Ryan Dahlman


After nearly five years of service to Lethbridge County, Chief Administrative Officer Ann Mitchell has tendered her resignation to Council, as she has accepted the position of City Manager with the City of Medicine Hat.

Mitchell joined the County as CAO in 2018 after working in the same position in Sioux Lookout, Ontario. She has nearly 25 years of municipal government experience, which she used to help navigate Lethbridge County through the uncertainties and challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and several budget processes. Mitchell’s focus has been implementing Council’s strategic goals for the benefit of the County: ensuring citizens and businesses receive the municipal services they need, while remaining fiscally responsible to taxpayers, and collaboration with our urban neighbours and other stakeholders.

“Lethbridge County Council would like to acknowledge the tremendous contributions Ann Mitchell has made to Lethbridge County since taking on the role of CAO in 2018,” says Reeve Tory Campbell. “Ann’s dedication and unparalleled work ethic have helped propel the County forward. Ann has worked to find efficiencies, build relationships with our regional stakeholders, and has encouraged collaboration with our municipal partners. We wish Ann all the best in her next endeavour!”

“Although I am excited about my new opportunity, I will miss the Lethbridge County team,” says Mitchell. “In the past almost five years we have implemented progressive programs to move forward Council’s agenda. Lethbridge County has been an exceptional chapter in my career, and I am confident that I leave the organization well poised for future continued success”.

Mitchell will remain at Lethbridge County until the end of January. The search for a new CAO will begin in early 2023.

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