Submitted. Jake Rudolph, Deputy City Manager, City of Abbotsford, BC has been elected to the board of directors for the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA). He was elected as the CAMA representative for British Columbia and Yukon during the association’s annual general meeting, held on May 28, 2014 at CAMA’s national conference in Niagara Falls, ON.
The association, which represents over 500 senior municipal administrators from across the county, promotes administrative excellence in the field of municipal management. Rudolph replaces outgoing British Columbia / Yukon representative, Mark Brown, recently retired Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Qualicum Beach, BC.
Mr. Rudolph has had a professional career which spans 32 plus years in four provinces, five municipalities and one regional agency. For the past 16 years, he has resided in British Columbia and is currently the Deputy City Manager with the City of Abbotsford. Previously, he was the CAO with the City of Pitt Meadows for 12 years. He has also held positions with the District of Maple Ridge, the City of Fredericton, Kings County Nova Scotia, and the Edmonton Metropolitan Regional Planning Commission.
Throughout his career, Rudolph has taken an active role in his profession and his community serving on various committee and boards. He is a life-long learner with a Master’s Degree in Planning, an MBA and most recently completion of the Harvard Executive Leadership Program. In addition to living in BC he has a strong connection to the Yukon where one of his two sons lives and works.
“It is indeed an honour to have the opportunity to represent BC and the Yukon on a board dedicated to supporting the profession and advancing best practices in local government,” said Mr. Rudolph.
“I am pleased to welcome Mr. Rudolph to the CAMA board of directors,” said Robert Hughes, incoming president of the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators and Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Stratford, PE. “His career in municipal government across this country makes him a welcome addition.”
A Canada-wide network and the national voice of senior municipal administrators, the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) strives to nurture and build municipal administrative excellence by providing its more than 500 members with knowledge sharing and learning opportunities, access to best practices, and valued input into policies and programs aimed at ensuring healthy and thriving communities across Canada. www.camacam.ca.