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The Chief Administrative Officer for Wheatland County reports directly to County Council. The position provides leadership, vision, and direction to all departments and County staff as well as information support to Council so they may make informed decisions.

Chief Administrative Officer
Brian Henderson, CPA, CA



The Alberta Municipal Government Act defines the responsibilities of the position of Chief Administrative Officer under section 207 as:

Chief Administrative Officer’s responsibilities:

  • is the administrative head of the municipality;
  • ensures that the policies and programs of the municipality are implemented;
  • advises and informs the council on the operation and affairs of the municipality;
  • performs the duties and functions and exercises the powers assigned to a chief administrative officer by this and other enactments or assigned by council.


Welcome to Wheatland County, where our Vision is to Provide Responsible, Accountable and Effective Governance. The role as Chief Administrative Officer is to ensure that governance decisions approved by Council are implemented in the activities of County operations.

Wheatland County is committed to providing services that recognize and encourage balanced, sustainable, long term growth and opportunities. We advocate prudent use of our resources and promote a quality of life for our citizens that reflect our agricultural heritage.

As the County continues to grow, we, as an organization, will remain committed to maintaining firm land use planning—preserving agricultural land and sustaining the quality of life our residents enjoy.

Thank you for visiting our website and taking an interest in our County. On behalf of the entire team,welcome to Wheatland County.

Responsible Government

The Chief Administrative Officer is responsible for the overall administration of the County. It is their duty to follow provincial legislation, to work in conjunction with all levels of Government, and to align administration with Council’s directions and policies.

Service Principles

At Wheatland County, we strive to achieve outstanding service in our work. The Chief Administrative Officer supports Council and employees to both inspire exceptional customer service and to achieve excellence professionally and personally.


The Chief Administrative Officer will continue to build strong partnerships and relationships in all aspects of our work to maximize the benefit for Wheatland County residents.


The goal of the Chief Administrative Officer is to effectively plan and build solid infrastructure and processes, and implement best practices to ensure responsible and accountable growth within the County.


It is important to create a culture that fosters environmental stewardship, community pride and spirit and to promote safe and healthy communities.

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