Ron Cust

Ron Cust

Municipal Leadership

Ron has over forty years of experience in Alberta and municipal government as a highly respected senior leader. During his time in the municipal and provincial sector, he served in senior executive positions, providing a background of experience in leadership, policy development and implementation strategies for systems that create efficiencies at both municipal and provincial levels. Ron has a passion for creating solutions to complex problems.

Current Responsibilities

Municipal Management
Legislative & Regulatory

Years of Experience





Active Member – Alberta Assessors’ Association (Past President)

Local Government Administration Certificate – University of Alberta

Real Property Assessment – University of BC

Accredited Municipal Assessor of Alberta

Certificate in Municipal Assessment – University of Alberta

Project Management Certificate – NAIT

Safety Code Designation

Instructor for NACLAA


Municipal Management
Emergency Management

Provincial Legislative Experience

2015 – Current
Senior Consultant, Municipal Governance and Assessment Administration
Transitional Solutions Inc.

2012 – 2015
Director of Critical Projects, Office of the Fire Commissioner
Alberta Municipal Affairs

2011 – 2012
Director of Legislative Research, Local Government Services
Alberta Municipal Affairs

2007 – 2010
Director of Legislative Services
Local Government Services, Alberta Municipal Affairs

Assistant Chief Administrative Officer, One Year Secondment
Town of Morinville

1996 – 2005
Manager of Assessment and Tax Legislation
Local Government Services, Alberta Municipal Affairs

1994 – 1996
Legislative Advisor Assessment and Governance
Local Government Services, Alberta Municipal Affairs

1991 – 1994
Appointed Senior Assessor – Northern Alberta Municipalities
Alberta Municipal Affairs

Municipal Leadership

  • Assisted/Prepared business plans, budgets and reports to local councils regarding Emergency Management issues from 1980-2013
  • Assistant Chief Administrative Officer served one-year secondment in 2006 for the Town of Morinville and returned to Municipal Affairs to serve as Director of Legislative Projects for Municipal Affairs
  • Assessor-Residential/Commercial/Industrial/Farmland with the County of Sturgeon from 1978 -1991


  • Queens Jubilee Medal 2013 (Service to Community)
  • Canadian Fire Service Exemplary Medal and Bars 30 years
  • Executive Administrator of the Inter-provincial Professional Assessors’ of Canada 2002
  • Provincial Fire Service Medal
  • President of the Alberta Assessors’ Association in 2000-2001
  • Integrity Award Rotary Club of Morinville