Starting on Monday, August 29, Horacio Galanti, the city's newest Chief Administrative Officer will be responsible for all departments of Administration and civic employees, this according to a press release from the city.

Galanti, who has over 20 years of municipal government management experience, most recently served as City Manager at the City of Grande Prairie.

"His senior leadership background also includes extensive experience across a wide variety of local government departments such as engineering, planning, infrastructure, transportation, public works, community safety, social services, economic development, and sustainability. His role will ensure that the organization effectively provides services to the community, plans for growth, and delivers on Council's key focus areas," stated a press release from the City of Airdrie. 

Galanti's appointment by City Council comes following the retirement of Paul Schulz this summer.

“We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Galanti to Airdrie. Our Council interviewed a number of high-quality candidates and we are confident in Horacio’s abilities and experience,” said Mayor Peter Brown. "He is a well-respected leader with a demonstrated commitment to efficiency, revenue diversification, sustainability, and building strong organizational culture.”

According to the city, Galanti is a Professional Civil Engineer with licenses in British Columbia, Alberta and Cordoba, Argentina,

"Galanti is not only an experienced leader in reaching new heights professionally but also in his personal life. Well-known in the mountain climbing world, he has been the leader on multiple expeditions to the highest mountains on each of the seven continents, the north and south poles, as well as Mount Everest summits from both faces via Nepal and Tibet. He also enjoys ultra-mountain trail running and has completed the Canadian Death Race Solo multiple times."

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