Tim Pley Returns to City CAO Role

Tim Pley Returns to City CAO Role

April 7, 2022

Port Alberni, BC – The City of Port Alberni is pleased to announce the return of Tim Pley to the role of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) beginning next week.  Pley had previously served as the City’s CAO from January 2016 until his retirement in December 2021.

In December 2021 the City enlisted the services of Leaders International , a professional executive search firm, to assist in finding a new CAO. While a number of applicants were considered, the search did not result in a preferred candidate being hired. Council for the City of Port Alberni intends to repost the CAO employment opportunity following the municipal election scheduled to take place in October 2022.

“Although best efforts were applied in this initial executive search, Council will now defer the hiring process to enable Council to continue to focus on key initiatives and projects already underway.  We  are fortunate to have Tim Pley return for a time, bringing experience and continuity to the pivotal leadership role of CAO. We expect deferring the hiring decision until after the municipal election will also help deliver the strongest possible field of candidates in our search for a new CAO,” said Mayor Sharie Minions.

“We truly appreciate Tim’s willingness to continue the critical work required to support our current needs and strategic priorities through 2022,” concluded Mayor Minions.

Pley will assume the role of CAO effective April 12, 2022, and is expected to remain in that role until December 31, 2022. 

“I am excited about returning to the CAO role for a short term,” said Pley. “This is a change of plans to be sure, but the prospect of working again with this Council, the professional staff at the City, and the engaged community of Port Alberni is something I wouldn’t want to miss.”   


For More Information

Sharie Minions, Mayor

City of Port Alberni