Port Alberni’s chief administrative officer is back on the job less than a year after retiring.
According to the City of Port Alberni’s website, Tim Pley has been rehired as their chief administrative officer on a temporary basis. He is expected to remain in the role until Dec. 31.
Pley announced his retirement last November and formally left the job and the city on the final day of 2021.
“We are fortunate to have Tim Pley return for a time, bringing experience and continuity to the pivotal leadership role of CAO,” Mayor Sharie Minions said in a press release.
Following Pley’s retirement, the City of Port Alberni hired Leaders International, a professional executive search firm, to help them find a replacement. However, despite numerous applicants, a “preferred candidate” candidate was not found, according to the city’s website.
With a municipal election on the horizon and no CAO, the city opted to bring back Pley.
“I am excited about returning to the CAO role for a short term,” Pley said in a release. “This is a change of plans to be sure, but the prospect of working again with this council, the professional staff at the city, and the engaged community of Port Alberni is something I wouldn’t want to miss.”
Port Alberni intends to repost the CAO position after the municipal election takes place in October.