Saanich parts ways with CAO

November 30, 2021

News release

For immediate release

Saanich parts ways with CAO

Saanich, BC – The District of Saanich has decided to end its relationship with Chief Administrative Officer Paul Thorkelsson effective November 29, 2021.

“Saanich has benefited from Paul’s leadership these past six years,” said Mayor Fred Haynes. “On behalf of Saanich Council and staff, we thank Paul for his service and wish him well in his future endeavours.”

Saanich Council has appointed Director of Building, Bylaw, Licensing and Legal Services Brent Reems as acting CAO effective December 6, 2021. Recruitment for an interim CAO will begin immediately. The interim CAO will remain in the position until after the 2022 municipal election. The new Council will be responsible for recruiting the permanent CAO.


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