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The Red Deer Housing Authority appoints new CAO

Franklin Kutuadu will take over duties Feb. 1st

The Red Deer Housing Authority is pleased to announce the appointment of Franklin Kutuadu, MBA, MSc, BA, to the newly created position of Chief Administrative Officer, effective Feb. 1st, 2019. Mr. Kutuadu has been employed by the City of Red Deer for the past eleven years in a variety of positions related to their housing portfolio, most recently as Research and Evaluation Coordinator. He was part of the Board Liaison Team to the City’s Community Housing Advisory Board, was involved in the City’s development of EveryOne’s Home: Red Deer’s Five-Year Plan to End Homelessness, 2014-2018, and was instrumental in establishing a new funding model for Family and Community Support Services (FCSS). Prior to moving to Red Deer, Mr. Kutuadu was employed by the Canadian Urban Institute in Toronto.

“Franklin’s breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding of the housing needs in the community is outstanding and his credentials are impeccable,” said Board Chair, Don Wielinga. “We consider ourselves fortunate to have Franklin join our team and we look forward to working with him.”

“We’ve had a management services contract with The Bethany Group (TBG) out of Camrose for the past seven years. As a Board we felt it was time to bring these services in-house. The first step in doing this was creating the position of Chief Administrative Officer. We appreciate the support TBG has given us over the years, first under their CEO Dennis Beesley, and most recently, Mike Leathwood. Their leadership has placed us in a good position as we move forward.”

“The Red Deer Housing Authority has an excellent reputation for providing leadership in addressing the housing needs in Red Deer,” said Mr. Kutuadu, “And I am excited to be joining them in the new year as their Chief Administrative Officer.”

-Submitted by Red Deer Housing Authority