Penticton hires new CAO
Chelsea Powrie - Feb 11, 2019 - Biz Releases

Photo: Colin Dacre

The City of Penticton has announced Donny van Dyk, a former Enbridge employee, will be replacing outgoing chief administrative officer Peter Weeber.

Van Dyk previously worked in community and indigenous relations, government affairs and finance. Prior to that, he worked as CAO and CFO for the District of New Hazelton, B.C.

Originally from Terrace, he holds a masters degree in public administration from the University of Victoria, a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Northern British Columbia and a business administration diploma from Coast Mountain College.

“Council is very much looking forward to working with Mr. van Dyk over the course of our term,” Penticton mayor John Vassilaki said.

Van Dyk was chosen out of 91 resumes received for the position, with 21 potential candidates identified and a shortlist of six.

He replaces Weeber, who announced in January he would be moving to the private sector. He will be working with van Dyk during the course of the transition. The city is now finalizing a start date for van Dyk.

Castanet will be speaking with van Dyk later this morning. More to come.

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