Process underway to fill interim CAO position


Nanaimo's City Council has established a shortlist of applicants to be interviewed for filling the organization's lead administrative role of Chief Administrative Officer on an interim basis.

The next step in the process will involve interviews with the shortlisted candidates. The City's Human Resources department will be arranging for interviews involving all members of Council. It is expected the position will be filled in June.

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Key Points

  • The interim job attracted over three dozen high calibre candidates.
  • Council took a preliminary shortlist of ten applicants and collectively reduced it to five for an initial round of interviews.


"It is important for Council to appoint an interim CAO as soon as possible. I would like to thank staff for taking on extra duties and continuing to provide excellent service to the City."

City of Nanaimo

"Bringing in a senior administrative leadership will assist Council on delivering on its priorities. Candidates will be interviewed further to determine the best fit for this temporary engagement."

City of Nanaimo

"I am pleased that Council is moving ahead with a process to select an interim CAO. Having an experienced senior administrator in place will provide leadership in advancing City business."

City of Nanaimo


Bill McKay
City of Nanaimo
John Van Horne
Director of Human Resources
City of Nanaimo

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