Representative for British Columbia
Interim Chief Administrative Officer
City of Nanaimo
455 Wallace Avenue, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5J6
Tél: (250) 755-4410
Jake has had a professional career which spans 35 plus years in four provinces, six municipalities and one regional agency. For the past twenty years, he has resided in British Columbia. Jake is currently the Interim Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Nanaimo and most recently was the Deputy City Manager with the City of Abbotsford. Previously, he was the CAO with the City of Pitt Meadows for 12 years. He has also held positions with the District of Maple Ridge, the City of Fredericton, Kings County Nova Scotia and the Edmonton Metropolitan Regional Planning Commission.
Throughout his career, Jake has taken an active role in his profession and his community serving on various committee and boards. These have included past roles with IPAC, URISA and the Atlantic Planners Institute. He has chaired the Regional Administrators Advisory Committee (RAAC) serving Metro Vancouver and co-chaired the Metro Vancouver Integrated Provincial Regional Emergency Management (IPREM) function. As well, he is a member of the United Way Board In Abbotsford.
As a member of CAMA, he has been a member of the Awards Committee on two occasions and also the Chair, and served on an Election Process Review Committee a number of years ago. He has been on the CAMA Board since 2014; Chaired the Strategic Plan Review Committee; and served on the Conference Committee and the Code of Conduct Committee.
At the community level, Jake has served as President of the local minor hockey association and currently sits as a Board member of Character Abbotsford.
Jake is a life-long learner with a Master’s Degree in Planning, an MBA and most recently completion of the Harvard Executive Leadership Program. In addition to living in BC he has a strong connection to the Yukon where one of his two sons lives and works.