Longtime City of Victoria employee Jocelyn Jenkyns has been officially named city manager, after spending about eight months acting in that role. (Courtesy City of Victoria)

City of Victoria makes it official: longtime staffer new city manager

Jocelyn Jenkyns the first internal hire in role in 20 years

The City of Victoria announced today that acting city manager Jocelyn Jenkyns has officially hired as a permanent replacement for Jason Johnson, who was relieved of his position in September 2017.

“Jocelyn has worked hard for the City for over 15 years and in almost every department,” said Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps. “She’s an incredible leader and has the capacity to make sure that the things that need doing get done well at the same time as building strong relationships.”

This is the first time in nearly two decades that someone from within the City has been appointed to lead the organization. Jenkyns will manage the work of 800 staff members and oversee the use of an annual budget of approximately $241 million.

“I look forward to bringing the City and the community closer so we can do our best work,” Jenkyns said. “I’m excited about the possibilities for the future and what we can create together.”

The position comes with a base salary of $228,592 which was arrived at using Johnson’s starting base salary and adjusting for inflation between 2014 and now.

nicole.crescenzi@vicnews.com

City of Victoria

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Owners say loss of parking pushes businesses to the brink

New Penny Farthing patio ‘will be like New Orleans, or Las Vegas’

Greater Victoria housing market sees positive bump in June

Sales up by 76.8 per cent compared to May

Saanich plugs into $100,000 government grant for 20 new EV chargers

Six chargers to be installed at four municipal parks

Saanich woman says sexual assault was dismissed by police because of her ‘body language’

Patrol officers investigate sexual assault files, make decisions on what goes to Crown counsel

‘Tarantula moth’ spotted in broad daylight in Victoria

Polyphemus moths are one of the largest insects in B.C.

All community COVID-19 outbreaks declared over in B.C.

Abbotsford manufacturer cleared by Dr. Bonnie Henry

B.C. First Nations vow to keep fighting after Trans Mountain pipeline appeal denied

Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Coldwater Indian Band made the application

‘Queue jumpers’ not welcome in B.C. as COVID-19 U.S. cases rise: Horgan

Premier Horgan said he’s heard concerns that Americans have stopped at Vancouver hotels instead of heading to their destination

US officer resigns after photos, connected to death of black man in 2019, surface

Elijah McClain died, last summer, after police placed him in a chokehold

Black worker files discrimination complaint against Facebook

Oscar Veneszee, Jr. has worked as an operations program manager at Facebook since 2017

Nestle Canada selling bottled water business to local family-owned company

The Pure Life bottled water business is being sold to Ice River Springs

Major B.C. salmon farm tests new containment system to curb sea lice infestations

System “essentially eliminates” contact between wild and farmed fish stocks, says Cermaq

Major B.C. salmon farm tests new containment system to curb sea lice infestations

System “essentially eliminates” contact between wild and farmed fish stocks, says Cermaq

Most Read