Submitted. The City of Abbotsford is pleased to announce the appointment of Jake Rudolph to the position of Deputy City Manager for the City of Abbotsford effective October 10, 2013, said City Manager George Murray today.
Jake Rudolph has been the chief administrative officer for the City of Pitt Meadows for 10 years. In his 30 year career in local and regional government he has worked in four different provinces.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Jake to the City of Abbotsford,” said Murray. “He has a solid reputation and a keen understanding of the issues facing local governments today and will be an asset to us as City Hall continues to evolve.”
Jake attained his MBA, Masters in Planning, and Executive Leadership Certificate from Harvard University, as well as attended St Mary’s University, Dalhousie and the University of New Brunswick. He currently serves as co-chair on the board for the Metro Vancouver Integrated Emergency Management Committee and in the past he was chair of the Metro Vancouver City Administrators Committee, president of Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey Association and director of Fredericton Chamber of Commerce and Knowledge Park Board.
“The experience and opportunity that Jake will bring to the position of Deputy City Manager for Abbotsford will be an important factor in restructuring some of our key department functions,” said Murray. “As our focus remains on continuous improvement, I expect that Jake’s broad background in local government management will help us to bring best practice to all that we do.”
Rudolph will be responsible for overseeing a significant portion of the City of Abbotsford’s $260 million budget and 800 employees.