Rick Quail has lived in Okotoks since 1988 and has been fortunate to have had a ‘front-porch’ view of the community’s growth, serving as Urban Planner and Chief Administrative Officer for Okotoks until retiring in 2016; providing leadership and support in facilitating the growth and development of this thriving community. That service has included enabling and implementing the collective will of 12 different municipal councils (nee boards of directors). Rick also represented urban municipalities across Alberta for over a decade on the Alberta Water Council.

Rick received a Bachelor of Environmental Studies degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Arts degree in Public Policy, Law and Administration from the University of Calgary. Professional Memberships include the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators and the Canadian Institute of Planners (retired status), amongst others.

Rick and his wife Terry have two sons and four grandchildren who reside in Calgary. Rick is an avid outdoorsman enjoying fishing, hiking, golfing, skiing, camping and mountain biking, including the beautiful river valley trail system in Okotoks.

Serving with the diverse and talented Directors of the Hospice Society is an honour and a privilege.