Nanaimo Chief Administrative Officer Tracy Samra has been charged in connection with an incident at city hall on Jan. 31.
Samra faces one charge of fear of injury or damage to another person.
The Criminal Code of Canada states under that charge, if a justice or summary conviction court is satisfied by the evidence, the justice or court may order that the defendant enter into a recognizance, with or without sureties, to keep the peace and be of good behaviour for a period of not more than 12 months.
If there is a refusal or failure to enter into a recognizance, then the defendant may be subject to prison for a term of not more than 12 months
Samra was arrested at the end of January for allegedly uttering threats at elected Nanaimo officials, including Mayor Bill McKay.
Samra is currently on paid leave from her position at Nanaimo City Hall. She is due in court in Nanaimo on March 27 to answer the charge.
A special prosecutor was appointed in February to assist RCMP as they investigate the alleged threats.
On March 22, the BC Prosecution Service announced that an application to have Samra bound by the terms of a peace bond had been approved by Special Prosecutor Michael Klein.