Effective November 1, 2017, Allen Stanzell has taken over the duties as Municipal Administrator for the Town of Norman Wells. As was noted when the Town was placed under Municipal Administration, the appointment of Deputy Minister Eleanor Young was an interim arrangement until the appointment of a longer term solution could be achieved. Ms. Young and Regional Superintendent will maintain a Deputy Administrator Appointment only for the purposes of emergencies should Mr Stanzell not be available and time sensitive documents require signature by the Town. As you will see the appointment has been made for a term representing the longest time we see the Administrator being required – but that order can be terminated once an election is called and the date for the Council to resume office is known.
Mr Stanzell brings extensive experience throughout the Mackenzie Valley to the position, having worked as a senior manager in the private sector, with the GNWT and with local governments, most recently a successful term as First Nation Manager for the Salt River First Nation.
There will be a public meeting scheduled to discuss the 2018 Budget in mid-late November. Exact dates will be posted as soon as scheduled. The information on the budget will be posted to the website in advance of the meeting for public information purposes.
For the information of residents, Mr Stanzell can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or at 867 688 0689.