Trochu March 19, 2014

CAO Announcement!!
The town council of Trochu is delighted to announce the appointment of Carl Peterson as our new CAO. Carl has filled the role of Interim CAO for the last 2 months. Council is impressed by how well Carl has risen to this challenge! Carl has been Director of Operations for the Town of Trochu since 2005 and has always been a dedicated, hardworking employee. Council believes he will serve Trochu well as Maureen's replacement. We thank him for stepping into this role and for all of the great work he does!!

Summer Employment Opportunity
Trochu & District Museum

Trochu and District Museum is hiring a summer student to assist the curator for the 2014 tourist season. Post-secondary student preferred, but high school student could qualify. Job runs from May 1 to August 31st, 2014. Position depends on acceptance of museum's application for a Canada Summer Jobs grant. Contact Bill Cunningham at 442-4328, Box 686, Trochu, AB, T0M2C0, or

Summer Employment Opportunity
Trochu Arboretum & Gardens

Trochu Arboretum and Gardens is hiring a summer student to assist the director for the 2014 season. Post-secondary student preferred, but high school student could qualify. Job runs from May 1 to August 31st, 2014. Position depends on acceptance of Arboretum's application for a Canada Summer Jobs grant. Contact Kirsty Leischner at 403-588-8600, Box 640, Trochu, AB, T0M 2C0, or

The Town of Trochu is now accepting
resumes for summer student employees

Main duties will be mowing and weed whipping. Successful applicants must have a valid driver's license. Job runs from May 1 to August 31st and depends on funding from the Canada Summer Jobs grant. Resumes can be dropped off at the Town Office or sent to the attention of Carl Peterson Box 340, Trochu, AB T0M 2C0 or emailed to

Council Meetings
Town of Trochu Office - Public Welcome

March 24th, 2014 – 6:00 PM
April 14th, 2014 – 6:00 PM

Taste of Trochu
March 20th, 2014 • 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Trochu Community Centre

MARCH 12, 2014

Please watch this ad for return date to back alley pick up

Trochu Seniors Drop-In Centre Hours Correction
We wish to post a correction to the Seniors Drop-In Centre Hours that were posted in our Utility Newsletter - Hours of Operation are 9:00 – 11:30 AM and 2:00 – 4:30 PM Monday through Saturday. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

The Town of Trochu
Director of Corporate Services

The Town of Trochu with a population of 1072 is an agriculturally based community with rural oilfield development. The Town is host to a large meat processing plant owned by Sunterra Foods. Trochu is located on Hwy 21, Highway 585 and close to the junction of Highway 27. It is within easy driving distance to major centers such as Olds, Red Deer and Calgary. The Town of Trochu has an excellent working relationship with Kneehill County, the Town of Three Hills and the Villages of Carbon, Acme, and Linden. The Town of Trochu Council supports Regional Collaboration. The Town of Trochu is in the Three Hills RCMP detachment area and hosts a joint School Resource Officer Program with the Villages of Elnora and Delburne. For more information on the community and for a job description, please visit our website at
The Town of Trochu has a total of 12 full-time employees with an experienced support staff in Administration, Public Works, Utilities and Protective Services. The community operates an Arena and Swimming Pool as well as an Arboretum. The Town is eagerly seeking a new position which is the Director of Corporate Services.
Reporting to the CAO, the Director of Corporate Services is a key member of the Town of Trochu's Executive Team. The Director of Corporate Services provides strategic leadership to the Corporation and contributes toward corporate mission, vision and values, culture, policy, direction and decision making. The position participates on the Executive Team in the establishment of strategic direction and coordinated planning of departmental priorities and programs which align with corporate goals and objectives. The Director of Corporate Services works with the CAO to prepare the agenda for Council meetings; researches by-laws, Policies and procedures and also prepares correspondence. The Director of Corporate Services oversees the financial operations of the Town and is responsible for the supervision, planning, and direction of this department and for the efficient and effective administration of the financial affairs including; accounting, financial statements, reports, investments, taxation, the collection of all revenues, grants, and levies; the coordination and preparation of operating and capital budgets and long-term planning documents; and the development of financial and material management policies and procedures; administers the employee pay and benefit programs; is responsible for the tangible capital assets of the municipality ; works with the Town of Trochu auditor to prepare for the annual audit and the assessor of the Town of Trochu to oversee the preparation of the annual assessment; and supervises the administrative support staff. This position is also responsible for human resources and information technology. Please reply in writing to the Town of Trochu at Box 340, Trochu, AB, T0M 2C0 or by email to This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is hired for the position.