January 11, 2024

Sidney CAO retiring in summer 2024 after 25 years of service

Sidney, BC – The Town of Sidney’s Chief Administrative Officer, Randy Humble, has announced plans to retire after 25 years of service with the municipality.

“It has been a rare gift to have someone of Mr. Humble’s talents and vision dedicate 25 years to the municipality, including 12 years in the demanding position of CAO,” said Mayor Cliff McNeil-Smith. “His exceptional leadership has created a great team at the Town of Sidney, provided remarkable support for the work of Mayor and Council, and has helped Sidney blossom into the lively seaside community we enjoy today. I want to sincerely thank Mr. Humble.”

Several of Sidney’s foundational bylaws were spearheaded by Mr. Humble, including the current Zoning Bylaw emphasizing a vibrant, walkable downtown, which in 2013 was awarded the Gold Award for Excellence in Planning by the Planning Institute of BC.

“It has been a privilege to serve this remarkable community and I thank the Town of Sidney for an incredible journey,” said Mr. Humble. “I have heartfelt gratitude to the current Town Council, led by Mayor McNeil-Smith, and past Mayors and Councils, for their leadership and commitment to the betterment of Sidney. I have full confidence in the Town of Sidney’s dedicated staff, and I am sure the municipality will continue to thrive under the leadership of the next CAO.”

Humble’s last day of service is planned for June 30th. Council has initiated a recruitment process for the position of Chief Administrative Officer. An announcement will be made once the position is filled.