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Administrative Leadership Team

Our Leadership

14 City councillors and Mayor

City Council consists of the Mayor and 14 City Councillors, one representing each of Calgary's 14 Wards. City Council is the main governing and legislative body for The City of Calgary and is responsible for making the decisions necessary to allow the Corporation to achieve its purposes by determining goals and priorities, developing and approving policies, raising and spending money, planning and providing services and programs and representing the municipality.

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Our success as an organization is measured by how well the entire organization provides quality public service to the citizens of Calgary. It is a key responsibility of the corporate leadership team to ensure that the actions and directions of management support the corporate vision and strategies. This means:

  • finding opportunities to work collaboratively with other parts of the organization and to encourage this in staff
  • articulating and supporting the common objectives shared by all departments, and
  • providing direction to staff to ensure that individual actions support organizational effectiveness.

The Administrative Leadership Team (ALT) is the most senior group of administrative officials in the organization. The ALT exists to understand, make decisions about, and co-ordinate the various programs, projects and initiatives that have broad corporate scope and influence to balance priorities in the best interests of the city community as a whole. The ALT tries to look beyond departmental or business unit silos and strives to connect all work processes so that they support overarching corporate goals.

At ALT meetings the group will consider not just what needs to be done in various departments, but how work processes flow together, how employees can be best empowered to perform their jobs, and how each initiative will deliver on the priorities of Council. The ALT recognizes that moving the Corporation ahead effectively and consistently requires that leaders fully understand risks and issues and develop a vision for the future based on that understanding.

The City of Calgary's Senior Management Team (SMT) consists of the directors of business units from across the Corporation who work collaboratively to:

  • Advise on strategic issues related to corporate decision making
  • Generate solutions to organizational challenges
  • Provide direction on corporate-wide projects and initiatives, and
  • Empower employees through The City's core values.