Randy has been City Manager since August 2018. As City Manager, Randy Patrick is responsible for managing the City and its resources in support of Council’s decisions. He manages and motivates the Corporate Leadership Team and, through them, the city’s employees. He coordinates staff recommendations to Council and puts together the overall administrative, budgeting, servicing initiatives, capital projects and related strategies throughout the City. The City Manager oversees the city’s $30 million combined operating and capital budgets.
Randy has nearly 25 years of senior management experience in economic development, utilities, and municipal government. He has served as Chief Administrative Officer in two cities: Chestermere, Alberta and Thompson, Manitoba. He holds a National Advanced Certificate in Local Government. Randy is a life-long learner and has acquired a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership.
Randy and his wife Launa have six adult children living in various communities in Western Canada. In his spare time, Randy enjoys martial arts and has attained a black belt in Gjou Ryu Karate.
Stacey moved to North Battleford in March 2021 from Southern Alberta and began working as the City Clerk. Reporting to the City Manager, Stacey is responsible for the management of the Legislative Services Department which includes acting as the Information and Privacy Officer, overseeing records management, City Communications and Public Relations, and conducting all required statutory duties of the City Clerk with respect to the administration of City Council Meetings, protocol, and Municipal Elections.
Stacey is a Certified Municipal Clerk and brings over 9 years of progressive experience in municipal government senior management to the City. Stacey holds a Bachelor of Professional Arts majoring in Communication Studies, a National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration and Information Access and the Protection of Privacy.
Stacey is the proud mother of three adults and one child and is dedicated to lifelong learning. In her spare time, she enjoys hunting, yoga, and Pilates, and her two sphynx, Lulu and Lewis.
James started with the City of North Battleford in January 2023. He comes to North Battleford from Medicine Hat, Alberta, where he has spent the last 24 years working for consulting firms and municipal government. Prior to that, he worked for engineering consultants in Calgary.
James is a Professional Engineer and has been registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan since 2008. He has done engineering consulting in Swift Current and Maple Creek. James graduated from the University of Calgary in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. Outside of work, his interests include woodworking and gardening.
Prior to being named as the City of North Battleford’s Director of Finance on January 1st, 2023, Margarita Pena was the City’s Finance Manager for five years. Ms. Pena has a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation in both Canada and Australia, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce. Margarita has lived in Saskatchewan for the past eight years.
During Margarita’s 19-year career as a CPA, she has assisted numerous organizations with key financial decision-making processes. She excels in ensuring organizations are run efficiently while following best practice and consistent governance. Since joining the City of North Battleford in mid-2017, Margarita has been an integral part of the preparation of financial statements, annual budgets, auditing processes, and has provided direct management to the financial services team.
Ms. Pena has also participated as a Board Member of a Saskatchewan-based insurance company for the past four years, where she serves as Treasurer and as part of the organization’s Finance Committee.
Margarita and her husband Diego are the proud parents of two trilingual children. During her time off, enjoys swimming and camping.
On August 16, 2018, Cheryl joined the Corporate Leadership Team as the Director of Leisure Services.
Reporting to the City Manager, The Director of Leisure Services oversees the year to year maintenance and care of all recreation and leisure facilities. As Director, Cheryl provides direction and leadership to the development of the programs and activities of the Leisure Services Department.
Prior to joining the City of North Battleford, Cheryl was the Director of Parks, Recreation, Culture and Tourism at the Town of Assiniboia, Saskatchewan.
Cheryl has a BA in Recreation Administration and her specialty is Facility Management and Strategic Planning. With over 20 years of experience at the senior management level, Cheryl supports the City as Director of Leisure with her vast knowledge in recreation, sports, culture, tourism, literacy, program planning and development and the delivery of training workshops.
Her experience at a senior management level in the development and monitoring of budgets and her working knowledge with councils and advisory boards assists the City Manager in the strategic direction of the Leisure Services Department.
Before joining the City, Cheryl was the grant adjudicator for the Southern region of Saskatchewan for the Community Initiatives Fund. Her hobbies include Sci-Fi and attending comic cons and comedy theatre nights.
Cheryl enjoys volunteering for the Dekker Centre where she helps with ticket processing and assisting with other customer service needs.
Fire Chief and Director of Protective Services, Lindsay Holm, is responsible for overseeing the activities of our Fire Hall and Community Safety Officers.
Lindsay has been on the front lines of community safety since 1992 when he began his career as a paramedic. He moved to North Battleford in 2000 to work at the Fire Hall and has lived here ever since. He was promoted to Captain in 2015, Deputy Chief in 2017 and Fire Chief in 2019.
Lindsay graduated in 1998 from the Public Fire Protection Program at the Manitoba Emergency Services College in Brandon, Manitoba.
Stewart began working for the City of North Battleford in 2008. Stewart was born in North Battleford but raised in Calgary. He returned to the City in 1987. Stewart is a graduate of the University of Calgary with a degree in Civil Engineering. Prior to working for the City of North Battleford, Stewart worked as an Engineer for the City of Saskatoon and The Battlefords Tribal Council. Outside work, Stewart enjoys hiking and sailing.