Parksville has lost its CAO, announcing on Jan. 23 the departure of Debbie Comis (seen here). — NEWS File Photo

Parksville CAO Debbie Comis leaving post

City news release says Keeva Kehler appointed acting CAO

The City of Parksville announced “the departure of Debbie Comis as the City’s chief administrative officer” in a news release posted to the city’s website today, Jan. 23.

The news release notes some of Comis’ work history, but does not give any context as to the departure.

Parsville council appointed city’s director of administative services, Keeva Kehler, as the city’s acting CAO at a special meeting on Jan. 21, reads the release.

“City staff appreciate the connections that Debbie made at all levels of the organization and wish her well in the future,” it reads.

Comis’ work history noted in the release points to Comis’ 25 years working with the City of Burnaby and eight years with the Town of Mackenzie before joining the City of Parksville as director of administrative services in July, 2011.

Comis was appointed cheif administrative officer in Jan. 2016.

More to come.

— NEWS Staff, City of Parksville news release

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