The Town of Coaldale is pleased to announce that Mr. Kalen Hastings has been named Chief Administrative Officer. Council reviewed the potential costs of engaging a Recruiting agency and upon due consideration it was determined that such an expenditure was not prudent, given that the recruiting process in May 2014, where we used the firm Transitional Solutions, yielded two viable candidates, Mr. Davidson and Mr. Hastings.
Council recognizes that Mr. Hastings capably discharged the duties as Interim CAO from March 2014 to July 2014 and had the confidence to reappoint him as Interim CAO on December 23, 2014. Since Mr. Hastings joined the Town in September 2010 he has acquired considerable knowledge of the organization and the Town’s business interests and overall strategic goals and he has been successful in meeting key objectives in the area of Economic Development and Municipal Relations.
Council acknowledges that we have many talented and dedicated employees that have the ability to support our new CAO as we continue to move forward on many fronts. Council believes that under Mr. Hasting’s leadership and direction a stabilizing and positive workplace environment will be brought to the running of the Town’s affairs and we can continue to build upon the strong administrative and operational services provided to our community.
Council looks forward to working with Kalen and wish him success in his new role.