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Posted on: May 24, 2018

Town of Hinton Hires New CAO

The Town of Hinton is pleased to announce Denise Thompson has accepted the role of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and will be joining the Town of Hinton on July 23, 2018. Her knowledge of municipal government will be of benefit to the community, as well as provide support and guidance to Council and administration. 


“It was important to hire someone with strong leadership experience and enthusiasm as we continue building a progressive community. Council recognizes the professionalism and stability Denise will bring to our organization.” Mayor Michaels

Denise will be relocating to the Town of Hinton from Grande Cache where she held the position of Chief Administrative Officer. Her portfolio includes over a decade of local government work through a variety of different roles within several Alberta municipalities.


The CAO is responsible for the overall successful operation of all divisions and departments of the Town of Hinton, under policies and procedures as determined and set out by Town Council. This role advances administration’s work to further Council’s strategic plan, ensuring that operational goals are being met.


For more information please contact Mayor Marcel Michaels at or 780 865 6005.

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