RDOS Board appoints Chief Administrative Officer

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The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Zaffino as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). The decision, by unanimous vote, took place during a special meeting of the RDOS Board on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. 

“The Board is excited to have Jim lead the transition over the next year,” said Mark Pendergraft, RDOS Chair. “Jim is committed to sharing his expertise during the hiring process for a permanent CAO beginning in late 2024. The Board is proud to have an individual of Jim’s calibre and expertise in-house and able to support the Regional District without interruption.” 

“I’m looking forward to continuing to support the RDOS Board and staff to accomplish the organization’s strategic priorities,” said Jim Zaffino, RDOS CAO. “Staff are focused on striving for customer service excellence and fiscal responsibility.” 

For further information, please contact Christy Malden, RDOS Senior Manager of Legislative Services. 


Mark Pendergraft, Chair
Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen =


Christy Malden
RDOS Senior Manager of Legislative Services

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