District of Sooke Announces New Chief Administrative Officer

Jeremy Denegar takes CAO appointment effective September 5, 2023

Update: Monday, October 16, 2023 – Mr. Denegar’s start date has been adjusted to Monday, October 23, 2023. Please join us in warmly welcoming him to the community!

Update: Thursday, August 31, 2023 – Due to an unexpected death in his family, Jeremy’s start date with the District has been postponed until mid-October.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023 – The District of Sooke is pleased to welcome Jeremy Denegar as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the District. Denegar brings sixteen years of municipal government experience, most recently as CAO with the District of Lillooet.

Over the course of his career, Denegar worked as the Director of Corporate Services with the District of Summerland and the Manager of Information Technology with the Township of Esquimalt. Before transitioning into local government, he co-founded NOVUS Consulting, serving as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for more than a decade.

“We are thrilled to have Mr. Denegar join our team as CAO at this pivotal point in Sooke’s history. His experience in municipal government and proven leadership skills with fresh ideas, and a commitment to community and collaboration will serve us well,” says Mayor Maja Tait, expressing her enthusiasm in welcoming Denegar to Sooke.

“Having grown up in Greater Victoria and the Western Communities, and regularly spending time with family and friends in Sooke, I am elated to return home after many years gaining municipal experience across the Province. I am excited – and honoured – to have the opportunity to work with Mayor and Council in achieving the District of Sooke’s vision in a joint effort with community members, First Nations, and stakeholders,” says Denegar.

Denegar will begin with the District on Tuesday, September 5, 2023.

Media Contact:
Christina Moog, Communications Coordinator
Tel: 250.642.1634, ext. 678
E: cmoog@sooke.ca