The Town of Sylvan Lake has announced a new Chief Administrative Officer. Sean Durkin was selected to fill the role effective today (August 2, 2022). 

Durkin brings over 28 years of municipal experience and has been serving as the Interim CAO for the Town of Sylvan Lake and served for 5 years as the Director of Recreation, Culture, Tourism, and Economic Development for the Town of Sylvan Lake.

“During his time as Interim C.A.O. Sean has brought energy and positive leadership style to the position. We have full confidence that Mr. Durkin will excel in this role and we are excited to see how our municipality will grow under his leadership,” said Town of Sylvan Lake Mayor, Megan Hanson. 

Before his time in Sylvan Lake, Durkin also had 23 years of experience at the City of Brampton and Conservation Halton, Ontario. 

“I am excited to work as part of the team that is building the future of Sylvan Lake. There are many amazing opportunities ahead! I would like to thank Mayor Hanson and Council for their support. Being CAO is more than just a job, it's working to build my own community. My family and I have lived here for 5 years, and we are extremely proud to call Sylvan Lake our home. I look forward to working with Council, staff, and the community to ensure Sylvan Lake continues to be a wonderful place to live and grow,” said Sean Durkin, the new CAO for the Town of Sylvan Lake.