I will be part of a small welcoming celebration on Monday morning, November 4th, when Ms. Helen Koning joins Oak Bay as our new permanent CAO. I am very pleased to welcome Helen, given that I was part of a hiring sub-committee that spent many hours considering applications and candidates.
Helen brings a strong set of community development and local government skills to the CAO’s role and I believe she also brings a refreshing and new approach to municipal administration in Oak Bay.
Please take a moment to welcome Helen to Oak Bay the next time you drop into Municipal Hall.
I also want to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to Interim CAO Mr. Gary Nason, who provided strong leadership to Mayor and Council, to staff, to the municipality and to the community at large during his tenure with us. His professionalism, wisdom and experience were invaluable to Oak Bay and he will be missed.