West Kelowna CAO moving on to Victoria

WEST KELOWNA - The District of West Kelowna received notice today their Chief Administrative Officer, Jason Johnson will be leaving for a position with the City of Victoria.

Johnson, who became the first Chief Administrative Officer hired by the newly-incorporated municipality in January, 2008 will leave West Kelowna mid-February, 2014 to become the city manager of Victoria.

“We accepted this news with heavy hearts, but I know all of Council is very pleased for Mr. Johnson and the exciting new opportunity he has accepted,” Mayor Doug Findlater says. “Council has enjoyed an excellent relationship with our CAO during the past six years, he has helped us achieve more than we thought possible and his advice and counsel will be greatly missed.”

West Kelowna Council will begin searching for a replacement immediately, Mayor Findlater says.

“I have enjoyed my years at the District, helping to build the new municipality from the ground up with leadership from Mayor and Council and the tremendous help of the municipality’s strong, dedicated staff team,” Johnson says.

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