Oak Bay will start 2015 with the much-anticipated first municipal planner.
Deborah Jensen, currently employed with City of Nanaimo, will start with Oak Bay Jan. 5, Mayor Nils Jensen said Thursday.
“We’re very excited,” he said, adding there is no relation despite the same surname. “She brings with her a wealth of experience, particularly in the area of public engagement and working with communities. She’s going to fit right in.”
He cited her excellent background with the Regional District of Nanaimo and the City of Nanaimo.
“She’s arriving at a perfect time of great excitement as we move to implement our official community plan,” Jensen said. “There will be lots of work ahead but with her experience we are confident that this will be an excellent community process.”