City names Interim CAO

Jake Rudolph joins City July 16


Nanaimo City Council has appointed Jake Rudolph to the position of Interim Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).

Mr. Rudolph is an experienced municipal CAO having served for almost 13 years as the CAO for the City of Pitt Meadows in addition to other senior roles with Abbotsford, Maple Ridge and Fredericton, NB. He holds both an MBA as well as a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning, and currently serves as the BC representative with the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators.

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Key Points

  • Mr. Rudolph's start date as Interim CAO for the City of Nanaimo will be on July 16, 2018.
  • To allow a transition between Councils following the municipal election in October 2018, the term of the assignment is until March 31, 2019.
  • The incoming Council will determine when and how to fill the CAO position on a permanent basis.


"Nanaimo is a tremendous city, and I'm very pleased to have the opportunity to take on this role. I look forward to working with Council and the senior management group on the many diverse and challenging initiatives currently underway."

Interim CAO
City of Nanaimo

"I am very pleased Mr. Rudolph has taken up our offer and will be joining us on July 16th. He comes with many years of experience in very active and growing communities, and is well respected in BC municipal government. I am sure I speak for all of Council when I say that we look forward to completing the laying a strong foundation for the incoming Council and believe Mr. Rudolph will serve very well during the transition period."

City of Nanaimo

"Mr. Rudolph has knowledge and experience that will serve us well. He comes highly recommended, and I am very pleased that he has agreed to fill the interim CAO position until a new Council gets established following the upcoming election."

City of Nanaimo

"I am pleased that we have come to an agreement with Mr. Rudolph for the interim CAO position. He comes to us with a long and steady background in municipal government. We are fortunate to have him at this time to help guide the current council wrap up our tenure and to assist the new one as they step into the future."

City of Nanaimo

Quick Facts

  • The City received more than three dozen applications for the Interim CAO role.


Bill McKay
City of Nanaimo
250 755-4400
John Van Horne
Director of Human Resources
City of Nanaimo
250 755-4427

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