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Council Completes Competitive Search for City Manager with Appointment of Horacio Galanti
Posted Date: 2/25/2019

Following a competitive search, the City of Grande Prairie City Council has appointed Horacio Galanti, P.Eng as City Manager.

“Council has been committed to conducting a competitive process that would identify the most qualified candidate possible to lead the City administration,” said Mayor Given. “Horacio’s experience as the City’s Director of Infrastructure and Protective Services and his experience in both the private and municipal sector in three countries has given Council the confidence in his ability to lead our organization.” Horacio Headshot

“Horacio’s determination and commitment to achieving high performance goals is evident in both his professional and personal record of achievement,” said Mayor Given. “You do not summit the highest peak on every continent, including Mount Everest, as well as reach both the North and South Poles as Horacio has without a commitment to planning and preparation.”

Horacio Galanti is a civil engineer and has spent the previous six years as Director of Infrastructure and Protective Services, the largest division within the City of Grande Prairie. This area encompasses 11 departments including 500 employees and the largest Capital ($50M) and Operating ($65M) budgets of the City of Grande Prairie.

Horacio has demonstrated himself as a solutions based leader with the implementation of innovations like the Complex Projects Team. This new approach has successfully been used to manage eligible significant development projects that require multi-agency coordination or multi-stage permitting. This ability to look at City processes differently and to implement new ways of doing things was highlighted as a key factor in Council’s decision.

“Having been a part of the City of Grande Prairie for six years, I am proud to call our City home and excited for the opportunity to lead an organization full of dedicated staff,” said City Manager Horacio Galanti.

Backgrounder

Previous Career Highlights for City Manager Horacio Galanti:

September 2018- Present Acting City Manager, City of Grande Prairie
2013-2018                                        Director of Infrastructure & Protective Services, City of
                                                          Grande Prairie
2012-2013                                        Regional Operations Manager, Focus Corporation
2005-2013                                        Director of Planning & Engineering, City of Fort St. John
2004-2005                                        Project Manager, Global Traffic Management
1997-2004                                        Director of Public Works & Engineering, City of Cordoba
1995-1997                                        Project Manager-Bridge Engineer, COMAB – Comision
                                                          Mixta Argentina – Brazil
1994-1995                                         Site Project Manager, Gallara – Ahumanda Engineering