Jocelyn Jenkyns confirmed as Victoria city manager

Jocelyn Jenkyns has been appointed Victoria’s new city manager.

Jenkyns has been acting city manager since former manager Jason Johnson abruptly left his $274,977-a-year job last September with a year’s severance but no formal explanation for his departure.

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Jenkyns’ compensation was not released. She received $228,392.47 in salary and taxable benefits in 2016, according to the city’s 2016 Statement of Financial Information — the latest data available.

She was general manager of the Victoria Conference Centre before being appointed deputy city manager during Johnson’s tenure with the city.

Jenkyns is the third city manager the city has had in the past decade.

Johnson was hired as city manager in 2014 following the 2013 departure of Gail Stephens, who had been in the city’s top job since 2009.

“Jocelyn has worked hard for the City for over 15 years and in almost every department. She’s an incredible leader and has the capacity to make sure that the things that need doing get done well at the same time as building strong relationships," said Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps.

Jenkyns will oversee a workforce of 800 and an annual budget of approximately $241 million.

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