Local governments are among the most complex and significant organizations in today’s society. They provide the political and administrative framework for determining what kind of a community its citizens will live in and the community’s sustainability in the long term.

We can assist your municipality in maximizing its organizational effectiveness through our team of knowledgeable and highly experienced practitioners. Our areas of expertise include:

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Our Municipal Team members have walked in your shoes, both from the administrative and political sides of local government, and together offer decades of proven leadership to help you with innovative and effective solutions to the issues at the core of local government activity today.


Bill Stephenson, Associate Consultant
Profile of Bill StephensonBill Stephenson, Bsc, MBA
Associate Consultant
Bill is a seasoned human resource professional and change management specialist with over 30 years of business, leadership and consulting experience. He has served as a lecturer at St. Lawrence College and is also teaching human resource management and labour relations at MacEwan University as well as Government Studies courses at the University of Alberta Faculty of Extension.
Bill Sutherland, Executive Advisor & Municipal Team Leader
Bill is a proven executive leader with over 40 years of experience. In addition to serving as the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the Specialized Municipality of Strathcona County, Alberta for 10 years, he has held numerous senior positions in the Canadian Forces at home and abroad including Base Commander and Chief of Staff for Western Canada.
Doug Irwin, Associate Consultant Profile of Doug IrwinDoug Irwin, BPE, CLGM
Associate Consultant
Doug is an effective leader with over 35 years of municipal leadership. His experience includes corporate governance reviews, strategic operations and management reviews, as well as serving as an Acting CAO. He graduated from the Banff Centre Management Program, the University of Alberta Public Administration Program and the University of Calgary Executive Development Program.
Dune Nguyen, President
Dune has over 24 years of experience with information technology and business leadership. Working with clients across North America, Dune has consistently demonstrated his leadership and business acumen with a wide range of public and private sector clients. Dune can perform at a senior level in both business and technical arenas, so he is often engaged to help align these elements.
Phyllis Kobasiuk, Senior Consultant
Profile of Phyllis KobasiukPhyllis Kobasiuk
Senior Consultant
Phyllis is a proven leader with over 20 years of experience on boards, councils and committees for municipal and provincial governments. She served as a Councillor for Parkland County, Alberta for 15 years, Reeve and then, as the first publicly elected Mayor for that County for 3 years. Phyllis is a recipient of the Premier’s Award of Excellence and the Parkland County Community Service Award of Excellence.

The team is augmented by other qualified staff from our regional offices. We can provide you with a wide range of tailored services to help you meet your municipal demands, expectations and challenges.

Bill Sutherland, Executive Advisor & Municipal Team Leader
President's Message
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SMB Team
On behalf of the City of Fort Saskatchewan, I would like to both thank and commend Beacon for Change Inc. for the services provided by Bill Sutherland, Executive Advisor, as our interim CAO/City Manager the last three months as we were in the process of recruiting and hiring an individual to fill this position on a permanent basis.

Jim Sheasgreen
City of Fort Saskatchewan
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