Cochrane appoints new Executive Director Community & Protective Services

(Cochrane, AB) – Following an extensive recruitment process, Administration is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Lisa Almond as the new Executive Director of Community & Protective Services. 

With over two decades of social services experience Ms. Almond transitioned to Municipal Government over seven years ago.  During her tenure with the Town of Cochrane, Ms. Almond has worked in nearly every section of the organization, including executive leadership roles in both Operations and Corporate Services. In her current role, Ms. Almond is the Director of Organizational Strategy and Culture, leading the Human Resources, Corporate Communications, Intergovernmental and Corporate Strategy teams.

Ms. Almonds’ extensive education includes a Bachelor of Commerce degree, adult psychology education as well as a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership. She has worked collaboratively on a variety of organizational projects touching on all areas of the municipality including a “Why Project” which focused on each department’s values and outcomes, as well as developing and implementing an organization wide Leadership Development series.

“I am thrilled and honoured for the opportunity to serve my community and our organization in this capacity,” said Lisa Almond. “Community and Protective Services is staffed with dedicated, highly skilled professionals. I am excited to work alongside them and support the work they do to enact our community vision and Council’s strategic priorities. I am more than ready to roll up my sleeves to work with Council, staff, leadership and the community to make bold, courageous and value-driven decisions that will impact not only those who call Cochrane home now, but for future generations.”

Ms. Almond will officially begin her new role on June 17, 2024.