Abbotsford hires deputy city manager

Former Pitt Meadows CAO takes up the newly created position

  • Aug. 28, 2013 9:00 a.m.
Jake Rudolph will begin his role as deputy city manager on Oct. 10.

Jake Rudolph will begin his role as deputy city manager on Oct. 10.

Jake Rudolph will take up the position of Abbotsford’s new deputy city manager, beginning on Oct. 10, announced city manager George Murray on Wednesday.

The position of deputy city manager was created after the city announced restructuring efforts in June. At that time, Murray said that the individual would take over leadership roles for a number of services, including finance and corporate services, economic development and property services.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome (Rudolph) 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.”

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.

Rudolph attained his MBA, masters in planning, and executive leadership certificate from Harvard University. He has also 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 has previously been the 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.