District of Oak Bay Announces New Chief Administrative Officer

April 11, 2022


District of Oak Bay Announces New Chief Administrative Officer


Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch announced today that the District of Oak Bay Council has hired Ms. Selina Williams as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Ms. Williams has served as the Director of Corporate Services for the District since November 2020.

Ms. Williams has over 19 years of local government experience, having served as Director of Corporate Services with both the City of Colwood and the Town of Gibsons, and as Deputy Corporate Officer with Sunshine Coast Regional District. She has consistently served as Acting CAO in these roles.

Oak Bay Council undertook a thorough review of the CAO job description and role attributes, then reviewed multiple hiring options before undertaking the internal hiring process.

“In her time with the District of Oak Bay, Ms. Williams has demonstrated positive leadership, team building, passion for community, and commitment to service excellence,” said Mayor Kevin Murdoch. “Council and staff are excited to see Ms. Williams continue to bring these skills, energy, and her deep understanding of local government into her new role as Chief Administrative Officer. The ability to promote from within is indicative of the incredible quality of the current leadership team in Oak Bay right now.”

“It has been a pleasure to work with Council, Staff and Oak Bay residents over the past almost two years,” said Ms. Williams. “I am excited and honoured to have the opportunity to lead the District and look forward to working closely with Council to achieve their priorities and vision.”

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Kevin Murdoch
(250) 896-4983