Office of the Chief Administrative Officer

Under the Municipal Government Act, the Town of Okotoks must create a position of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). 

The CAO:

  1. Is the administrative head of the municipality and thus all members of administration are accountable to the CAO.
  2. Ensures that the policies and programs of the municipality are implemented.
  3. Advises and informs Council on the operations and affairs of the municipality.
  4. Performs the duties and functions and exercises the powers assigned to the CAO through Bylaw 21-17.

Contact info:

Elaine Vincent
Chief Administrative Officer
Town of Okotoks


Elaine Vincent joined the Town of Okotoks September 1, 2016 as the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).  The CAO is responsible for implementing the strategic direction established by Council, and is focused on the key priority areas of managing community growth, fostering economic vitality, providing quality community infrastructure, promoting environmental stewardship, ensuring a healthy and safe community, and providing strong governance while maintaining organizational excellence. 

On July 1, 2017 annexation of close to 4900 acres of land into the Town of Okotoks became a reality and strong leadership is required to ensure continued environmental and fiscal excellence in a time of transition and growth.

The Town's Strategic Leadership Team (SLT) consists of the Chief Administrative Officer and the 6 Directors. This team is responsible for the implementation of Council's strategic direction and providing leadership, direction and clarity to the Town’s staff. The SLT ensures that core services are delivered to residents in the most efficient and effective manner. The team is also responsible for advising Council on the rewards and risks of their proposed policies and plans.

NamePositionPhone Number
Elaine VincentChief Administrative Officer403-938-8902
Nancy WeigelDeputy CAO (Corporate & Strategic Services Director)403-938-8939
Susan LaurinCommunity Services Director403-938-8908
Jeff GreenePlanning & Development Services Director403-995-2793
Chris RadfordInfrastructure & Operations Director403-938-8922
Kelly StienwandProtective Services Director403-938-8924
Ralph EttenauerFinance & Systems Director403-938-8909


Click here to view the Town's organizational chart in a larger format.

A diagram of the Town of Okotoks' Organizational Chart