The Town of Blackfalds has a new Director of Community Services, Rick Kreklewich. 

Rick has been the Abbey Centre Manager since its opening eight years ago, where he was instrumental in the build and start-up and has been dedicated to the continued success of the Abbey Centre ever since.

Previously, Rick spent 11 years in Rimbey as a Director and said that his experience will help him succeed in this change. 

“The past eight years as General Manager, and previous 11 years in Rimbey as a Director, has certainly helped me understand what it takes to be an effective leader for our department,” he said. “I have a passion for recreation and am proud with what the Town of Blackfalds has to offer, and I look forward to the opportunity to improve our community going forward.” 

Rick’s predecessor, Sean Barnes, shared that he is confident leaving his position in Rick’s hands, knowing he will do his best to keep the department moving forward. 

“Mr. Kreklewich has been with Community Services for almost a decade and has vast experience in recreation, culture, and parks. He will be a great fit for leading and overseeing this department," said Barnes. 

Rick will begin his new position on February 14, 2022.

Written with files from the Town of Blackfalds.