Interim Chief Administrative Officer Hired

For immediate release


For immediate release

September 19, 2019

Interim Chief Administrative Officer Hired

Comox, BC – Comox Town Council announces the hiring of Al Kenning as the Interim Chief Administrative Officer.

Mr. Kenning has been hired for an estimated period of six months. His duties as CAO include staff leadership in the Town until a permanent replacement for the former CAO is hired by Council. He will be focused on working with staff to ensure that work continues on Council’s community priorities and that the Town continues to provide quality services for its residents. Mr. Kenning has extensive experience as a professional public servant. He served with the City of Nanaimo for 26 years as City Manager, General Manager of Corporate Services and Director of Finance. In his career he also worked in several positions for the BC Lottery Corporation, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District and the Office of the Auditor General of BC. He can be reached effective immediately during office hours at Comox Town Hall, 250 339-2202.

Mayor Russ Arnott stated, “We are fortunate to have Mr. Kenning join the Town of Comox as interim CAO, and help us through this transition period. His extensive experience in the public sector, and local government in particular, will serve the Town well and we look forward to working with him.”

Mr. Kenning stated, “Comox is a wonderful community and I am looking forward to working with Council, staff and the community, to continue to advance community projects and priorities as identified by Council.”

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Mayor Russ Arnott