Victoria's New City Manager Set to Start in February

The City of Victoria is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Johnson as the new City Manager. Johnson is set to start in early February.

"Mr. Johnson has a proven history of leading municipalities and regional districts  to deliver results and has a leadership philosophy rooted in accountability, innovation and relationship-building," noted Mayor Dean Fortin. "We welcome Mr. Johnson to the City of Victoria, and we look forward to working with him to deliver on the City's priorities as we continue to provide high quality services to the citizens of Victoria."

For the past six years Johnson has served as the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the District of West Kelowna, that prior to incorporation was the largest unincorporated area in BC. Johnson was hired as the first CAO and was responsible for establishing the local government from the ground up. Prior to West Kelowna, Johnson was the Chief Administrative officer for four years leading the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, and held a brief post as the Manager of Human Resources for the City of Kelowna. From 1995-2004, Johnson held progressively senior positions in Planning and Economic Development portfolios with the City of Merritt and the Central Okanagan Regional District. Johnson spent his high school years in Victoria and has family on Vancouver Island.

“I'm thrilled to join the City of Victoria,” added Jason Johnson. “I feel privileged to work with Mayor and Council and the team of professionals I have heard wonderful things about."