Nanaimo’s chief financial officer Victor Mema is no longer employed by the City of Nanaimo.
In a statement released Monday, the city confirmed that Mema, who also served as deputy chief administrative officer, was no longer with the city.
“The City of Nanaimo Mayor & Council wish to inform members of staff and the public that Mr. Mema is no longer employed as the Chief Financial Officer for the City of Nanaimo. We wish him well in future endeavours,” the statement said.
The city said it would not make any further statements on the matter.
Mema was placed on leave from his duties in March for reasons that were not specified. His duties were taken on by Laura Mercer, who is deputy financial officer.
Monday’s news follows a tumultuous few months at city hall. Chief Administrative Officer Tracy Samra was arrested in February for allegedly threatening Nanaimo Mayor Bill McKay and a council member during a Jan. 31 incident. A special prosecutor has approved the filing of an application to have Samra bound by the terms of a peace bond. A peace bond is not a charge under the Criminal Code.