Alan Seabrooke is leaving the City of Peterborough, after a year in the position of commissioner of community services following three years as chief administrative officer.
Seabrooke has resigned from his position to move to Red Deer in Alberta, where he has accepted the position of city manager (equivalent to chief administrative officer).
He and his wife Teresa will move to Red Deer, where he starts his new job on May 13th.
Before working for the City of Peterborough, Seabrooke held positions with the City of Waterloo, Otonabee Region Conservation Authority, the City of Markham, the Town of Aurora, the City of Mississauga, the City of Elliot Lake, and the Ministry of Natural Resources.
In 2015, Seabrooke was appointed chief administrative officer of the City of Peterborough. In 2018, he led a restructuring of the city’s senior management following the retirement of the city’s director of community services Ken Doherty.
The previous five director positions were restructured into three commissioner roles. Seabrooke moved into the community services commissioner position and Sandra Clancy, the previous director of corporate services, became the chief administrative officer.
“Allan has been a valued contributor to the city,” Clancy says. “We’ll miss his voice as part of our senior management team, but we wish him well as he continues his career in Western Canada.”
In the interim, Clancy will serve as acting commissioner of community services in addition to her duties as chief administrative officer.
“I have enjoyed working with council and the talented employees of our city,” Seabrooke says. “It’s a time I will always cherish. Having worked my entire career in Ontario, the opportunity to experience life in Western Canada, working with a growing and progressive community like Red Deer, was appealing.”
Red Deer has a population of 103,588 compared to Peterborough’s 84,230. Seabrooke was hired as city manager in Red Deer following a nation-wide search, and his appointment was unanimously approved by Red Deer city council.