Spruce Grove City Manager announces retirement, effective May 3

March 15, 2019

After five years of service in the City of Spruce Grove, and a 38-year career in municipal government, City Manager Robert Cotterill has announced his plans to retire later this spring.

Cotterill will conclude his tenure with the City on May 3, 2019.

“I have enjoyed the opportunity to help grow Spruce Grove immensely and could never have found a better community to finish my career in,” says Cotterill, who has worked in four provinces, one territory and five different municipalities.

Since joining the City in 2014, Cotterill has served under two councils and has provided the leadership required to transition Spruce Grove from a small community to a mid-sized city. As an avid golfer, he has also enjoyed many rounds of golf at courses in the area, including the Links at Spruce Grove.

“Spruce Grove City Council is tremendously appreciative to Robert for all that he has done in Spruce Grove,” says Mayor Stuart Houston. “His leadership has empowered City Administration to work effectively and his expertise has helped our community to grow. We wish him congratulations on a decorated career in municipal government and the best of luck in his retirement.”

With fond memories of the tri-municipal region, City staff and all that has been accomplished in the Capital Region over the last five years, Cotterill and his wife Veronica look forward to returning to their home-province, Saskatchewan, and being surrounded by family and long-time friends.

“Spruce Grove will be a place that we will try and visit as often as we can,” he says. “We wish Council, staff and the citizens of this exceptional city the very best.”