Search for new Prince Rupert city manager ongoing

The City of Prince Rupert is keeping quiet about the hiring of a new Chief Administrative Officer.

With just over two weeks remaining until current chief administrative officer (CAO) and chief financial officer (CFO) Dan Rodin retires, the City of Prince Rupert is keeping quiet about the process of hiring a replacement.

Rodin announced his intentions to retire on May 15 last month, after spending six years as Prince Rupert’s CFO. Rodin has also been acting city manager since Gord Howie, Prince Rupert’s previous CAO, left the city at the end of January.

Prince Rupert Mayor Jack Mussallem has said that for a new CFO to be appointed, a new CAO must first be hired. Mussallem declined to comment how that process is coming along, stating contractors are currently locating potential candidates.

“Once people are identified, the contractor has a discussion with them as to their acceptability and their terms and conditions for working. Prince Rupert city council continues to work with an employment contractor on the selection of a CAO for the City of Prince Rupert,” Mussallem said, refusing to comment further on the process.

If the CAO and CFO positions aren’t filled by May 15 the City would have to appoint somebody in an acting capacity until those positions are hired.

“The council hasn’t made a decision on that. We’ll cross that bridge if we need to come to it,” Mussallem said.

The posting for the CFO position closes on April 30.