City Manager Profile

Learn more about Allan Seabrooke, City Manager for The City of Red Deer.
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Skills and Experience

  • Accomplished senior executive with entrepreneurial experience
  • Thirty years in diverse executive positions including private sector and municipal experience
  • Effective manager of people and resources

Professional Experience

CITY MANAGER,  The City of Red Deer - May 2019 to present

Responsible for management and oversight of the municipal corporation, which has a staff of 1,500 employees and an annual budget of approximately $500 million.

CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER AND COMMISSIONER, COMMUNITY SERVICES, City of Peterborough - 2015 to 2019

Responsible for management and oversight of the municipal corporation, which has a staff of 1,050 employees and an annual budget of approximately $350 million.

COMMISSIONER, COMMUNITY SERVICES, City of Waterloo - 2013 to 2015

Provided leadership to the City of Waterloo's portfolios (listed below) with an annual budget of $50 million.

  • Community Programming and Outreach Services
  • Recreation and Facility Services
  • By Law Enforcement And Property Standards Services
  • Fire Rescue Services
  • Environment and Parks Services

CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER, Otonabee Region Conservation Authority - 2010 to 2013

Directly responsible for the overall corporate management and coordination of four major business units including:

  • Planning, Development and Enforcement Services
  • Conservation Lands, Parks and Water Resources
  • Corporate Services
  • Environmental and Engineering Services 

CONSULTANT, A.K. Seabrooke Management Consulting - 2009 to 2010

INTERIM COMMISSIONER, COMMUNITY AND FIRE SERVICES, AND DIRECTOR, STRATEGIC SERVICES, City of Markham - 2006 to 2008

Responsible for the leadership and coordination for five major portfolios including:

  • Recreation and Seniors Services
  • Culture Services including Theatre, Art Gallery and Museum
  • Markham Public Libraries
  • Fire and Emergency Services
  • Strategic Services including Environment Services, Energy Management, Special Events and Marketing

PARTNER, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, Leisurewear Canada - 1994 to 2006

Responsible for the following portfolios:

  • Finance
  • General Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Business Planning
  • Credit Management

Related Experience

  • Ontario Parks Association, Past President
  • Ontario Research Council on Leisure, Past President
  • Parks and Recreation Ontario, Board Member

Education

  • Master of Science (Administration - Parks & Recreation), Trent University
  • Honours Bachelor of Science (Urban Planning), Trent University
  • Executive Management Certificate, Queen's University
  • Diploma - Municipal Government Administration, St. Lawrence College
  • Diploma - Horticulture and Parks Management, University of Guelph

Professional Designations

  • Recreation Practitioners Certificate, Parks and Recreation Federation of Ontario
  • AMCT(A) Designation, Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario

News & Notices

Mid-sized Mayors’ Caucus highlights

September 13, 2019

Topics ranging from economic growth, jobs, diversification, public safety and the need for a provincial drug strategy were all on the table at the fall Alberta mid-sized Mayors’ and Chief Administration Officers’ (CAOs’) caucus meeting this week.

Construction set to begin on new...

September 13, 2019

The City of Red Deer will be starting construction of an expansion to the Waskasoo Park Trail system along the escarpment of Riverside Meadows/Highland Green. This project has been divided into two phases: