Craig Dalton was appointed City Manager at the City of Lethbridge on May 19, 2020. Mr. Dalton was commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery in 1990 and over the course of a 25-year Army career, had the distinct pleasure of serving alongside Canadian soldiers, sailors, airmen and airwomen, as well as whole-of-government partners, both here in Canada and abroad. on operations, He served in Cyprus, Bosnia-Herzegovina and, most recently, Afghanistan. During his time in uniform, Mr. Dalton filled a wide variety of staff appointments and had the privilege to lead teams from the troop to formation level including command of the 2nd Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery and command of 5th Canadian Division Support Group/Canadian Forces Base Gagetown.
Following his release in 2014, Mr. Dalton joined the Government of New Brunswick where he initially served as the Deputy Minister of Public Safety with responsibility for Policing and Community Safety, Fire Services, Emergency Preparedness and Emergency Management, Corrections, Probation Services and Inspections and Enforcement. Subsequently, he was appointed Deputy Minister of Social Development with responsibility for Disability Support Services, Social Services, Child and Youth Services, Affordable Housing and Homelessness, and Seniors and Long-Term Care. In 2017, Mr. Dalton joined the Government of Prince Edward Island where he served as the Deputy Minister of Family and Human Services and had the privilege of leading efforts to develop the Province's first poverty reduction strategy and Province's first affordable housing strategy. On November 11, 2018, Mr. Dalton assumed the role of Canada's Veterans Ombudsman.
Mr. Dalton is a graduate of the Army Command and Staff College, the United States Army Command and General Staff College, the United States Army School of Advanced Military Studies and the Australian Defence College. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from the Royal Military College of Canada and holds Masters Degrees from Central Michigan University (Strategic Leadership), the United States Army Command and General Staff College (Strategy), and from Deakin University, Australia (Policy).