Nanaimo’s City Manager Has Announced His Departure

October 23, 2015

NANAIMO – The City of Nanaimo will be on hunt for a new City Manager following the announced departure of its current one. In a media release October 23 it was announced that Nanaimo’s City Manager Ted Swabey had accepted another position, that of Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Maple Ridge. His last day as head of Nanaimo’s city administration is set for November 13. A meeting of City Council will be convened in the coming days to begin the process of filling the City Manager’s position.

“My years with the City have provided me many incredible opportunities to be a part of the changes and growth this community has witnessed. Along the way I have had the pleasure of working with a great number of people who have both made, and continue to make, Nanaimo a great place to live,” Swabey said.

He had announced his planned departure to City Council prior to the public statement being made. “I’ll miss him. Ted is bright, hardworking and knowledgeable; I have thoroughly enjoyed working with him during my first year as Mayor,” Mayor Bill McKay stated.

“His dedication to his job, his staff and his community will make him a tremendous asset to the City of Maple Ridge. I wish him all the best in his new role and sincerely thank him for his many years of service to our organization and community.”

Key Points:

  • Swabey began working for the City in 1989. Over his 26 year career he has held several portfolios including planning, development, economic development, protective services and community safety.
  • He was appointed to the position of City Manager in 2013.
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