Bruderheim prides itself on its various partnerships within the community as well as with our neighbouring municipalities, counties, and organizations. These partnerships allow for a number of services and recreational opportunities that enhance the lives of those living within the community and surrounding area.
Bruderheim and Strathcona County have a unique and close relationship. Strathcona County has provided the Town with a Chief Administratice Officer (CAO) for nearly 20 years! The Town is directly adjacent to Strathcona County and approached the County to provide the service. This relationship benefits both municipalities by providing the County with the opportunity to learn about the many challenges faced by a small municipality, while the Town benefits from the ability to access the vast expertise that is employed by a regional leader such as Strathcona County. Just a few areas of benefit to the Town:
- Administrative leadership from individuals with municipal experience (CAO)
- Computer support and advice
- Land use development planning advice
- Recreation facility advice and support
- Building management and planning (new firehall)
- Legislative services and legal advice
- Roadway, sidewalk, field, utility infrastructure advice and planning
These name only a few services the Town of Bruderheim has access to from Strathcona County. The staff of the Town can call the Staff from Strathcona County at any time if advice is needed. The key to the relationship? A shared understanding and mutual benefit!
Bruderheim is one of the twenty-four participating municipalities of the Capital Region Board, a diverse group with one goal - to make the best decisions possible for the citizens of their communities and region. Given that shared goal, the close proximity of the municipalities in the Capital Region, and the interconnections between their populations and economies, the Government of Alberta determined that a regional approach to future growth in the Capital Region was the best way to secure the Region's future.
Capital Region Board with Minister of Municipal Affairs Doug Griffiths (2013)
Bruderheim Mayor Karl Hauch second from left