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St. Albert CAO Kevin Scoble resigns; hired by Town of Strathmore

Strathmore Mayor Pat Fule welcomed Scoble in an announcement posted on the town's website today.
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City manager Kevin Scoble talks with a fire official after smelling an unidentified, hazardous gas in a stairwell of St. Albert Place Aug. 22, 2019. Scoble resigned as CAO for the City of St. Albert Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, according to a source. FILE PHOTO/St. Albert Gazette

Kevin Scoble, chief administrative officer for the City of St. Albert, resigned from his role Thursday afternoon.

"It is with mixed emotions that I announce my resignation," Scoble said in an announcement to city staff, sent shortly after 6 p.m. Nov. 25.

He has been appointed as the new chief administrative officer for the Town of Strathmore, according to an announcement on the town's website posted Thursday, which said: "Town of Strathmore council is pleased to welcome Mr. Kevin Scoble as the new chief administrative officer (CAO) for the Town of Strathmore."

In a call by The Gazette to City of St. Albert spokesperson Cory Sinclair earlier in the day, Sinclair initially said, "I would be shocked if that were the case," when asked if he could confirm whether Scoble had, in fact, resigned, but said he would look into it and update The Gazette with a response.

Sinclair later confirmed Scoble's resignation in a press release, which said, " ... Scoble will be working with council on finalizing his end date and transition plan." The release, sent at 6:30 p.m., said more details would be shared in the coming days.

"It has been an honour to serve the residents and businesses of this community," Scoble said in his announcement to staff, in which he also mentioned Strathmore is "near to where I grew up."

Strathmore Mayor Pat Fule welcomed Scoble in the announcement on Strathmore's website. 

“On behalf of council, I am happy to congratulate Kevin Scoble on his successful appointment as Strathmore’s new CAO,” said Fule in the statement. “He brings an impressive wealth of knowledge and experience to our community and has a solid reputation as an innovative leader.”

The appointment of Scoble concludes a recruitment process which involved candidates from across Canada, the Strathmore statement said.

More to come ...