City of North Battleford - Saskatchewan


 City Manager Randy Patrick

City Manager - Randy Patrick

As City Manager, Randy Patrick is responsible for managing, organizing city manpower and resources in support of Council’s decisions.  He manages and motivates the Corporate Leadership Team and through them the city’s employees.  He coordinates staff’s recommendations to Council and puts together the overall administrative, budgeting, servicing initiatives, capital projects and related strategies throughout the City. The City Manager oversees the city’s $30 million combined operating and capital budgets.

Randy has 18 years of senior management experience in economic development, utilities, and municipal government. He has served as Chief Administrative Officer in two cities: Chestermere, Alberta and Thompson, Manitoba. He holds a National Advanced Certificate in Local Government.

Randy, his wife Launa, and son Brandon are thrilled to be moving back to North Battleford.  He has five other children living in various communities in Western Canada.  They have lived here before when Randy worked with Enterprise Saskatchewan.  In his spare time, Randy enjoys martial arts and has attained a black belt in Gjou Ryu Karate.  He is a life-long learner and has acquired a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership.

 Director of Finance Steve Brown

Director of Finance - Steve Brown

Steve joined the City on October 29, 2018, as the Finance Director.   As a highly qualified individual who has worked in the municipal field since 2008, Steve’s work experience includes working for the City’s of Humboldt and Prince Albert as the Director of Finance.  Steve has also worked at Saskatchewan Housing Corporation as a Business Improvement Consultant and at the Municipal Affairs office as a Senior Financial Analyst.   He is well versed in budgeting and has a thorough knowledge of Public Sector Accounting standards and applicable local government legislation.

As the Director of Finance, Steve is responsible for the financial management of the City and performs the statutory duties of the Treasurer.

Steve is a Certified General Accountant and has a Bachelor of Administration from the University of Regina.   Away from work, Steve likes to golf, swim and tinker with the mechanics of various vehicles.

Director of Legislative Services Debbie Wohlberg

Director of Legislative Services - Debbie Wohlberg

Debbie Wohlberg began with the City in March 2003. Duties of the City Clerk are prescribed in legislation focusing mainly on Council in respect to meetings, agendas, minutes legislation and public notice. Other responsibilities include bylaws, land transfer requests, corporate records management, agreements, tenders/RFPs, Central Reception and the Historic Archives. The City Clerk also acts as the Returning Officer for general municipal elections.

Debbie’s education includes a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Saskatchewan and the Local Government Administration certificate from the University of Regina. Debbie brings over 30 years of experience in the fields of rural and urban administration. 

Her personal interests include keeping active with golfing and volleyball, doing yard work and growing flowers, as well as volunteering and supporting various organizations and groups in the community.  She attends regular blood donor clinics as well as maintains a valid CPR/First Aid Certificate. 


 Director of Parks & Recreation Cheryl DeNeire

Director of Parks & Recreation  - Cheryl Deneire

On August 16, 2018, Cheryl joined the Corporate Leadership Team as the new Director of Leisure Services.

Reporting to the City Manager, The Director of Leisure Services oversees the year to year maintenance and care of all recreation /leisure facilities.  As Director, Cheryl provides direction and leadership to the development of the programs and activities of the Leisure Services Department. 

Previous to working for the City of North Battleford, Cheryl was the Director of Parks, Recreation, Culture and Tourism at the Town of Assiniboia, Saskatchewan.

Cheryl has a BA in Recreation Administration and her specialty is Facility Management and Strategic Planning.  With over 20 years of experience at the senior management level, Cheryl supports the City as Director of Leisure with her vast knowledge in recreation, sports, culture, tourism, literacy, program planning and development and the delivery of training workshops.  Her experience at a senior management level in the development and monitoring of budgets and her working knowledge with councils and advisory boards assists the City Manager in the strategic direction of the Leisure Services Department.

Prior to working for the City, Cheryl was the grant adjudicator for the Southern region of Saskatchewan for the Community Initiatives Fund.  Her hobbies include Sci-Fi and attending comic cons and comedy theatre nights.

Cheryl enjoys volunteering for the Dekker Centre where she helps with ticket processing and assisting with other customer service needs.

 Director of Corporate Services Jennifer Niesink

Director of Corporate Services - Jennifer Niesink

Jennifer moved to North Battleford in 2009 from Southern Ontario. She began working with the City in 2013. As Director of Planning and Development, she is responsible for planning, economic development, communications, building and licensing, and engineering. Jennifer is passionate about growing our community and developing the downtown core of North Battleford.


 Director of Protective Services/Fire Chief Lindsay Holm

Director of Protective Services/Fire Chief - Lindsay Holm

 Director of Operations Stewart Schafer

Director of Utility Services and Director of Infrastructure ServicesStewart Schafer

Stewart began working for the City of North Battleford in 2008. Stewart was born in North Battleford but raised in Calgary. He returned to the City in 1987. Stewart is a graduate of the University of Calgary with a degree in Civil Engineering. Prior to working for the City of North Battleford, Stewart worked as an Engineer for the City of Saskatoon and The Battlefords Tribal Council. Outside of work Stewart enjoys hiking and sailing.