Leduc County introduces Mr. Duane Coleman as new CAO
At their regular council meeting earlier today, Leduc County council introduced Duane Coleman as Leduc County’s new chief administrative officer (CAO). Mr. Coleman officially assumed the role on July 4, 2016, replacing now retired CAO Brian Bowles.
Mr. Coleman brings more than 22 years of municipal experience to Leduc County, plus a four-year period in private industry. His municipal experience includes 11 years as chief administrative officer with Lac La Biche County, and more recently, nearly four months as CAO of Westlock County. He has an in-depth understanding of urban and rural needs and challenges, municipal collaboration, regional partnerships and experience with the amalgamation of two municipalities.
“We believe Mr. Coleman is absolutely the right person for this job,” said Mayor John Whaley. “Mr. Coleman has both the experience to not only manage our diverse county, but he also possesses the drive to take on the challenges and regional initiatives that lie ahead. We are excited to have Mr. Coleman lead our municipal team through the challenges to the exciting opportunities that lie ahead for Leduc County.”
Mr. Coleman also expressed his enthusiasm about the new role, “I believe my blend of municipal and private sector experience will lend itself well to leading Leduc County alongside council and their strong senior leadership team. Much of my experience aligns with Leduc County’s challenges and regional opportunities and I am confident that together we will be successful in serving the best interests of Leduc County residents.”
Mr. Coleman is married with four children. He and his family plan to relocate to the Leduc County area in the fall. “We are excited about this opportunity and we look forward to joining the Leduc County community,” said Coleman.