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Community Services


Community Services includes the following departments:

Planning and Development

This department oversees and manages day-to-day planning matters for the County, and assists with the responsibilities of the Development Authority pursuant to the Municipal Government Act. The department is also responsible for processing development applications and agreements, providing interpretation, explanation and guidance to members of the general public, developers and landowners, Administration, Council and related Boards and responsible for initiating changes, interpretation and enforcement of the Land Use Bylaw.

Economic Development

Economic Development facilitates community and economic development planning and initiatives; identifies and fosters community economic development opportunities; and promotes the community in order to expand economic development opportunities.


Communications plans, develops, implements, and monitors internal and external communications, marketing, branding, public engagement and special event functions for Lethbridge County. Communications also prepares numerous communication materials including: public service announcements, media releases, videos, fact sheets, backgrounders, community newsletters, annual reports, pamphlets, brochures, staff newsletters, website content, and advertisements.

Emergency Services

This department provides effective and efficient responses to day-to-day emergencies through our contracted fire departments. It prepares for, mitigates, responds to and recovers from disasters through the management of Disaster Services. The department educates citizens about and provides enforcement of municipal, provincial and federal laws through the management of Regulatory Services and fosters cooperation and coordination between all Fire and Rescue, Disaster and Regulatory Services. 

If you would like more information on the services this department provides, please contact:

Hilary Janzen
Acting Director of Community Services/Supervisor of Planning and Development