District of Oak Bay names new chief administrative officer

District of Oak Bay names new chief administrative officer
The District of Oak Bay has hired Selina Williams, above, as their new chief administrative officer. (Photo credit: District if Oak Bay)

Oak Bay has a new chief administrative officer.

The District of Oak Bay announced that they have promoted their director of corporate services, Selina Williams, to chief administrative officer.

Williams, who has nearly 20 years of local government experience, has been Oak Bay’s corporate services since she was hired in November 2020. She has also served as director of corporate services with the City of Colwood and the Town of Gibsons and was the Sunshine Coast Regional District’s deputy corporate officer.

“In her time with the District of Oak Bay, Ms. Williams has demonstrated positive leadership, team building, passion for community, and commitment to service excellence,” said Mayor Kevin Murdoch. “Council and staff are excited to see Ms. Williams continue to bring these skills, energy, and her deep understanding of local government into her new role as chief administrative officer. The ability to promote from within is indicative of the incredible quality of the current leadership team in Oak Bay right now,” Oak Bay’s mayor Kevin Murdoch said in a press release on the municipality’s website.

Williams said she is looking forward to her new role.

“It has been a pleasure to work with council, staff and Oak Bay residents over the past almost two years,” said Williams in a release. “I am excited and honoured to have the opportunity to lead the district and look forward to working closely with Council to achieve their priorities and vision.”

The role of CAO is not new for Williams, who, according to the district, has served as an acting chief administrative officer, in her previous roles at other municipalities.


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