Donny van Dyk

Former Enbridge manager becomes CAO in Okanagan

The City of Penticton received 91 resumes for the CAO position

The City of Penticton’s newly hired CAO comes with a background at energy company Enbridge.

Donny van Dyk worked in several senior roles in community and Indigenous relations, government affairs and finance. Prior to joining Enbridge, van Dyk served in the B.C. municipal public sector where he held the position of chief administrative officer and chief financial officer for the District of New Hazelton.

Related: Penticton looking for new city manager

“Council is very much looking forward to working with Mr. van Dyk over the course of our term,” said Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki. “Mr. van Dyk’s enthusiasm, education and professional experience, combined with his track record of managing issues, building relationships and overseeing budgets in both the public and private sector, confirmed his standing as the successful candidate. He is an excellent communicator and confident professional who will quickly get up to speed on all of our active files. On behalf of council, staff and residents, I welcome Mr. van Dyk to his new position and to the community.”

Related: Penticton CAO announces he is leaving

The city and van Dyk are still in the process of finalizing his start date.

Originally from Terrace, van Dyk is a chartered professional accountant and holds degrees from the University of Victoria (Masters in Public Administration) and the University of Northern British Columbia (Bachelor of Commerce) as well as a diploma from Coast Mountain College (Business Administration). He also previously served on the board of governors of Coast Mountain College and on the board of the North Central Local Government Management Association and on the Legacy Committee of the 2015 Canada Winter Games.

Related: City of Penticton going all in on city manager job search

“I am excited for the opportunity to help implement mayor and council’s vision for the City of Penticton and am honoured to lead a dedicated and professional staff at the city,” said van Dyk.

The city received 91 resumes for the CAO position, with 21 potential candidates identified which were shortlisted to six.

van Dyk replaces outgoing CAO, Peter Weeber, who announced in January his decision to accept a new position in the private sector. Weeber will assist van Dyk with the implementation of a transition plan.

To report a typo, email: editor@pentictonwesternnews.com.


@PentictonNews
newstips@pentictonwesternnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

CSRD Board backs more consultation on plans to help caribou

It is feared that the caribou recovery plans could result in closure of backcountry areas

Update: RCMP confirm body found at Kelowna’s Gyro Beach

Police tape is blocking part of the beach and several RCMP officers are on scene.

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: A sunny Easter Sunday

Temperatures will peak at approximately 20C region-wide

Gathering in Salmon Arm to offer support, resources after shooting

Agencies join to provide practical assistance from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23 at rec centre

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: Clear skies and pushing 20 C

Environement Canada forcasts a sunny and warm Easter weekend

‘No answers:’ Canadians react to Sri Lanka bombings that killed hundreds

The co-ordinated bomb attacks killed at least 207 people and injured 450 more on Easter Sunday

Pets still missing after Peachland home fire

Two Pomeranians and two cats are missing after fire

Okanagan student shows skill at provincial finals

Aidan Eglin of Armstrong won website development event at Skills Canada’s B.C. finals in Abbotsford

Kootnekoff: Easter Bunny legal woes

Several years ago, our young daughter needed to know: “Is Santa Claus… Continue reading

Okanagan fire department rescues kittens

Enderby homeowner not aware cats were in wood pile in yard near garbage pile fire that got away

Okanagan township’s open burning winds down

Spallumcheen reminds residents of regulation changes as open burning concludes April 30

Children gather for Easter festival in Summerland

Fourth annual Easter Egg-stravaganza included activities and egg hunt

Most Read