Flavio NienowLakes District News
The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (RDBN) has recently announced the appointment of the RDBN’s new chief administrative officer (CAO).
Melany de Weerdt will be filling the position of acting chief administrative officer as of July 1, 2016, transitioning to CAO on Jan. 1, 2017.
She takes over from former CAO Gail Chapman who has retired after 27 years with the regional district.
According to the RDBN, Weerdt brings extensive knowledge to the position with over 15 years’ experience at a senior management level, with the past seven years in local government.
From 2010 to 2015, Weerdt held the positions of chief financial officer and deputy CAO for the District of Taylor. From 2015 to 2016, Weerdt was the CAO for the Village of Cache Creek.
In addition, she has completed the University of Victoria’s professional specialization certificate in local government management, board of examiners certificate in local government service delivery, and is currently enrolled at the University of Victoria in pursuit of the board of examiners executive management certification in local government.
“We are excited to have Melany join us,” said Bill Miller, Chair of the Regional District. “The RDBN board of directors is very excited to have filled the CAO position with someone who brings significant local government management experience; we look forward to working with her.”