Chief Administrative Officer

For Immediate Release
August 29, 2023

Town Hires Wayne Anderson as Chief Administrative Officer

The Town of Oliver is pleased to announce the hiring of Wayne Anderson as Chief Administrative Officer effective August 28, 2023.

“One of Council’s highest priorities is to select a qualified CAO for our community, said Mayor Johansen.  After a thorough recruitment process, it was clear that Wayne Anderson has the knowledge, experience, and proven leadership skills to achieve Council’s strategic priorities and continue to advance the Town of Oliver forward. We are pleased to be able to promote from within the organization and look forward to working with Wayne in his new role as CAO.”

Wayne’s experience in management positions in both the private and public sector has given him a well-rounded background with skill sets that are ideally suited for the Town’s operations.  He joined the Town of Oliver in 2022 as CFO after 5 ½ years at the City of Merritt and took on the Acting CAO role for Oliver in May 2023.

Mr. Anderson brings 25 years experience working directly for municipalities or consulting with local government clients while in senior management roles with BC’s largest provider of municipal software based in Kelowna.

“I would like to thank our Mayor and Council for putting their trust in me to continue to lead and support our dedicated and talented team of employees. I look forward to ensuring that the policies, programs, and other direction of council are implemented over the coming years.  I have always enjoyed the challenge of working with small and growing communities like Oliver as they strive to cost-effectively enhance their infrastructure and continually improve on their delivery of services.” 


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