Council Announces Raechel Gray as Chief Administrative Officer

Thursday, March 21, 2024 – The District of Sooke is pleased to announce the permanent appointment of Raechel Gray as its new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Ms. Gray brings a wealth of experience and dedication to this role, having previously served as the interim CAO for

Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Raechel Gray, stands in front of Sooke municipal hall with her permanent appointment as CAO taking effect immediately

approximately 18 months while concurrently fulfilling her duties as Director of Financial Services with the District.

With over two decades of experience in both municipal and provincial governance, and financial management, Ms. Gray has demonstrated exceptional organizational leadership and remarkable team acumen during her tenure with the District of Sooke. Her proven track record of fostering collaboration and driving operational excellence has contributed to marked improvements in the organizational culture and improved service delivery.

Ms. Gray is a Chartered Professional Accountant and has a comprehensive understanding of financial stewardship, budgetary oversight, and regulatory compliance within the municipal context. Her expertise, coupled with her unwavering commitment to public service, after an extensive executive search, makes her an ideal candidate to lead the District of Sooke forward.

“It’s an exciting time to work in local government and I’m honoured to serve as the Chief Administrative Officer for the District of Sooke,” said Raechel Gray. “Having had the privilege of working closely with the dedicated team here, I am excited to continue our collective efforts in advancing the District’s priorities and serving the needs of our current residents while planning for the needs of future generations.”

Mayor Maja Tait commented on behalf of Sooke Council, “We are thrilled to officially appoint Raechel Gray as our Chief Administrative Officer. Her dedication to our community and citizen-focused service delivery has been instrumental in guiding us through various challenges and opportunities. I have full confidence that under her stewardship and leadership, the District of Sooke will thrive and prosper.”

Ms. Gray’s appointment as the Chief Administrative Officer of the District of Sooke is effective immediately.

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