New leadership in place to guide Lacombe County

Lacombe County is entering 2018 with some changes to its leadership team, following the retirement of long-time County Commissioner Terry Hager.

“Council is confident that these changes will enhance our already strong leadership team at Lacombe County,” said Reeve Paula Law. “The transition of job duties has gone well, and we know these individuals will work together to achieve our strategic vision and organizational goals.”

New County Manager

As of January 1, 2018, Tim Timmons officially took over as County Manager – a new title for the County Commissioner position – to provide advice for Council, direction for staff, and guidance on County matters. Tim joined Lacombe County in 2000 as Manager of Corporate Services, following a successful career in municipal government as an intern with the Town of Sundre and Chief Administrative Officer for both the Municipal District of Wainwright and the County of Stettler. Tim’s focus on providing exceptional customer service is enhanced by his many years of working in the oil and gas services industry prior to entering the field of local government.

“It has been my pleasure to work at Lacombe County for the past 17 years, and I look forward to this new role and the responsibilities that come with it,” said Timmons. “With the support of our visionary Council and excellent staff I know that we will continue moving our organization forward in a way that respects the legacy of Lacombe County and meets the needs of our citizens and businesses.”

Tim graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a degree in management.  He obtained his Certified Local Government Managers (CLGM) designation in 2010 and is currently the Chair of the Society of Local Government Managers (SLGM).

Manager of Corporate Services

Lacombe County welcomed Michael Minchin in mid-November as Manager of Corporate Services. Michael came from the City of Lacombe where he worked as Corporate of Services Director since 2007.  Previous to that, he was the Director of Corporate Services with the Town of Drumheller for seven years, and the Assistant Administrator for the Town of Kindersley for four years.

“I chose to come to Lacombe County for the opportunity to take on new challenges,” said Minchin. “The County is served by a talented group of people and I am excited to be part of the team that will carry out Council’s vision and priorities in the upcoming years.” 

Michael has a degree in finance from the University of Saskatchewan, is a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA), and a Certified Local Government Manager (CLGM).  His strong leadership and fiscal management skills, combined with his extensive experience in overseeing various municipal departments, is an asset to Lacombe County and its ratepayers.

“We congratulate Tim and Michael on their new career paths, and look forward to working with them and the management team to enhance our shared vision for Lacombe County,” said Reeve Law.

For more information, please contact:

Tim Timmons

County Manager

(403) 782-6601

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Michael Minchin

Manager of Corporate Services

(403) 782-6601

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Paula Law

Reeve, Lacombe County

(403) 348-1755

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