Oct. 22, 2019
Village of Wabamun Mayor, Charlene Smylie, announced today that she and Council received the resignation notice of their CAO Shawn Patience, effective December 31, 2019.
After six years with the village, Shawn and his wife are exploring opportunities in southern Alberta to be closer to family. “The timing was right to allow us to provide the village with sufficient notice to ease the transition while still allowing us to pursue opportunities closer to those most important to us. I commend you all for what you do and have done for the village and I certainly wish you and the village all the best moving forward.” He will be working with Council and staff on a transition plan to help ensure a smooth change over.
Mayor Smylie added, “Shawn’s extensive experience in municipal governance has been a huge asset for the village. He always believed in the community’s potential and was dedicated to Wabamun’s success.” The Mayor wished Shawn and his wife all the best in their future endeavors and thanked him for his dedication to the role.