Consulting firm hired to evaluate town’s organizational structure

An organizational review of the Town of Ponoka’s organizational charts was set to begin Feb. 24.

An organizational review of the Town of Ponoka’s organizational charts was set to begin Feb. 24.

Acting CAO Betty Quinlan told councillors Feb. 20, during a committee of the whole meeting, that HR Outlook from Red Deer, had been hired to conduct a review of the town’s staffing.

“We had our kickoff meeting with the leadership group,” Quinlan told councillors.

Senior consultant Ed Grose will work with administration and interview individual employees if requested.

“He’s going to interview all the staff and he might meet with some functional groups,” explained Quinlan.

Mayor Rick Bonnett said he would like the chance for council to meet with Grose if there is time. Quinlan feels this would be a good opportunity for council and administration to work together.

“It’s just nice to be on the same page,” she said.

She has also met with union representatives to keep them apprised of the situation and feels the intent of hiring HR Outlook will bring positive outcomes for the Town of Ponoka.