CAO Announces Managing Director of Invest Medicine Hat

Robert Nicolay, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) with the City of Medicine Hat, is pleased to announce Jason Melhoff as the Managing Director of the newly envisioned Invest Medicine Hat.

The Invest Medicine Hat function was brought in-house in August of 2019 after operating through an external contract for the previous four years. The new Invest Medicine Hat will continue to focus on investment attraction, but with a more comprehensive economic development approach that includes land development and sales, business retention and expansion, and marketing and communications. The move will further the City’s strategy to promote, enable and facilitate economic vitality and community vibrancy.

Melhoff is an adept business professional with over 15 years of experience and success in business development, strategic planning and implementation, investments and financial planning, sales and marketing, and business consulting.

“Jason brings with him a tremendous amount of experience and success in the private sector and we are looking forward to capitalizing on those skills,” said Nicolay. “Our focus for the past few years has been to cultivate an environment that supports and facilitates economic development and business growth, and we are confident he will be very effective in progressing us even further.”

Melhoff’s focus will include platforming the opportunities in Medicine Hat as well as working with local stakeholders to propel the community forward.

“I look forward to working with the IMH Group on further departmental development and on evolving our competitive advantage offerings nationally, while creating a sustainable growth model to prosper the community and surrounding area for years to come,” said Melhoff. “Every member of the community has the opportunity to work with IMH to become a part of our local success stories while enhancing well-being for all. We enjoy an amazing quality of life in Medicine Hat, and by aligning our efforts we can create the future we want for our community.”

A results-driven leader, Melhoff not only brings tremendous knowledge and experience to the role, but also a profound passion for our community.

“Jason is well-known in the community and has great connections both in Medicine Hat and beyond,” added Nicolay. “And his involvement in numerous boards and professional associations demonstrates that he is an engaged, action-oriented community member. We are excited to welcome him to the team.”

Melhoff will begin the role on March 2, 2020.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Colleen Graham

Director, Marketing and Communications, Invest Medicine Hat