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Nanaimo CAO Jake Rudolph announces retirement

After five years of service, Nanaimo’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Jake Rudolph, announces his retirement.

“It has been a privilege to serve in the role as CAO for the City of Nanaimo,” says Rudolph in a statement, “I would like to thank the many people who have supported me in this role, including staff for the great work they do and Council for the leadership they have provided.”

Rudolph’s professional career has spanned 40 years, including 30 years in management positions across Canada. Before his time in Nanaimo, he spent almost 13 years as CAO for the City of Pitt Meadows.

Mayor Leonard Krog says he’s demonstrated an extraordinary commitment in working with council and staff.

“Since Mr. Rudolph was hired as the City’s CAO in 2018, he has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment in working with Council and staff in establishing good governance,” says Krog.

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Krog says under his leadership, the city has seen some very positive change through some very challenging times, including the pandemic.

“Mr. Rudolph has more than earned his retirement and I will be forever grateful to him, as should all the citizens of Nanaimo, for his courage in taking on the role of CAO given the significant challenges at the time he was hired,” says Krog. “Under his leadership, the City has seen some very positive change and we have been extremely fortunate to have him serve our City over the past five years.”

Rudolph will remain as CAO until mid-July giving council some time to discuss options for filling the position.

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