Lantzville’s new top bureaucrat quits before first day on the job

NANAIMO – Darren Kiedyk has taken a position with the City of Langford.

Darren Kiedyk

Lantzville’s newly appointed chief administrative officer has called it quits before his first day on the job.Darren Kiedyk has stepped down as chief administrative officer with the District Lantzville after informing Lantzville staff and councillors that he has accepted a position with the City of Langford. Kiedyk had been expected to begin his new role with Lantzville in January. Fred Manson, the district’s interim chief administrative officer, told the News Bulletin that Kiedyk’s decision was unexpected and out of the blue.”It’s definitely a surprise,” Manson said.Kiedyk’s appointment to chief administrative officer had been announced by the district earlier this month. He was hired to replace former CAO Brad McRae, who departed in October for a position with the City of Nanaimo. The decision means the District of Lantzville will continue its search for a new chief administrative officer. Lantzville received more than 70 applications for the position according to Manson, who said councillors will need to determine whether to hire someone from their short-list or accept new resumes. “Council either has to consider whether they want to re-post and solicit new application or continue going down the list of applicants that they got the first time around,” he said.

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