New CAO hired for district

Mayor Wendal Milne introduces selected candidate to Sooke

  • Nov. 14, 2012 12:00 p.m.

Mayor Wendal Milne is pleased to announce that Mr. Gordon Howie is the successful candidate in the District of Sooke’s competitive search for the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) position.

“Mr. Howie brings considerable experience and knowledge in local government and economic development to the position of CAO for Sooke,” said Mayor Milne, “Council and staff are looking forward to working with him.”

Mr. Howie has spent 37 years in senior leadership positions in local government, most recently as Chief Administrative Officer for Prince Rupert, B.C. He will commence work with the district the first of February, 2013.

Milne said there were more than 100 applicants who applied for the top post in the municipality.

Howie has signed a three-year contract with the District of Sooke. The district interviewed five potential candidates shortlisted by a local headhunting firm.

The last CAO, Evan Parliament, left the district’s employ after five years when he resigned by mutual agreement on July 31.

The District of Sooke has had three full-time CAOs and a couple of interim short term CAOs since it was incorporated in 2000.

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