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Municipal Executive Search

Why HumanEdge?

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Municipal Executive Search

We have extensive experience working with smaller towns and counties as well as mid-size municipalities with 150,000+ residents.  On one hand reduced funding and declining populations are forcing many smaller municipalities to collaborate regionally and share critical infrastructure.   On the other hand, rapidly growing satellite communities around larger urban centres face increased pressure on available resources.

Municipal elections often necessitate changes at the organizational leadership level.  We have experience working with mayors and councils to identify the specific skillsets they require in their CAO and helped them recruit the best candidate to lead their municipality.  In addition, we have helped CAOs recruit strong individuals to their leadership team, including Directors of Finance, Facilities, Maintenance, Parks and Recreation.

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From end to end, we found the experience to be seamless and effective, resulting in our ability to make an offer and hire our new CAO over a tight time frame. HumanEdge took the time and steps to help clearly confirm Council’s objectives; priority skills, and qualifications we were looking for in an executive manager. HumanEdge’s extensive knowledge, professionalism and experience in municipal government was extremely helpful in the selection of our new CAO.”

– Gary Rowntree, Former Mayor, Turner Valley


Platinum service is the best way to describe HumanEdge. I have worked with many recruiting firms in the past and this company exceeded my expectations by a remarkable percentage. They worked with the hiring committee to determine the best qualities for the position, presented a remarkable list of candidates and actively assisted us to narrow that list down in a very timely manner. The committee was involved every step of the way and believe that the best person for the position was hired. But even after hiring, HumanEdge remained in contact to help draft an announcement and make sure the candidate was progressing and comfortable in the position. If ever the need arises for a recruiting firm, I would highly recommend HumanEdge.

-Debra Smith, Chair Flagstaff Regional Emergency Services Society (FRESS) and Mayor, Village of Lougheed


I have worked with HumanEdge Executive Search a couple times. They are professional and involved us in the process allowing input every step of the way. I would not hesitate to recommend HumanEdge in an employee search.

-Darlene Sabatier, Human Resources Officer, Municipal District of Bonnyville


We have had the distinct pleasure of recently engaging the services of HumanEdge Executive Search to assist in filling a senior position within our organization. Their professionalism and commitment to detail was beyond anything we could have expected. I strongly endorse their services and would not hesitate to use them again for any of our future requirements.

-Doug Thomas, Summer Village of Seba Beach


The HumanEdge team has a deep knowledge of municipalities and the municipal sector and took the time to understand the position requirements and the culture of our organization. He was organized, very responsive and provided a step-by-step account of the recruitment process giving us comfort throughout all stages. They distinguish themselves from others in similar positions by being genuine, caring and extremely professional. They bring a welcoming degree of humor into the business conversations which was appreciated. We were very happy with the entire process and would recommend HumanEdge!

-Murray Kerik, Reeve, Municipal District of Lesser Slave River No. 124