Jake has had a professional career which spans 35 plus years in four provinces, six municipalities, and one regional agency. For the past 20 years, he has resided in British Columbia. Jake is currently the Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Nanaimo and most recently was 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 City of Maple Ridge, the City of Fredericton, Kings County Nova Scotia, and the Edmonton Metropolitan Regional Planning Commission.
Throughout his career, Jake has taken an active role in his profession and his community serving on various committee and boards.
As a member of CAMA, he has been a member of the Awards Committee on two occasions and also the Chair, and served on an Election Process Review Committee a number of years ago. He has been on the CAMA Board since 2014; chaired the Strategic Plan Review Committee; and served on the Conference Committee and the Code of Conduct Committee.
Jake is a life-long learner with a Master’s Degree in Planning, an MBA, and has completed the Harvard Executive Leadership Program.