Gord Howie

Gord Howie

Municipal Management Consultant

Gord has over forty years of experience in senior leadership positions with local government throughout British Columbia. He is a mentor to various programs for local government professional and has served on numerous government related organizations. In 2002, Gord was a key member of the Local Government Leadership Institute/Canadian International Development agency contingent which assisted in training over 600 local government people in the Philippines by showing different ways of making decisions in their county.

Current Responsibilities

Municipal Management

Years of Experience





Public Sector Management Diploma – University of Victoria

Senior Certificate in Local Government Management – BC Board of Examiners


Municipal Officer’s Association of BC Professional Award for innovation, leadership and contributions to the advancement of local government

Local Government Management Association of BC Distinguished Member Award

Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators Distinguished Member

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for contributions to local government administration

Governance Experience

  • Director – Civic Info
  • Political Acumen Committee – Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators
  • Served as a mentor with Municipal Administration Training Institute Levels I and II, Local Government Leadership – The Banff Centre, Local Government Leadership – Royal Roads
  • Chair and Founding Director – Municipal Insurance Association of BC
  • Board Member – Board of Examiners Province of BC
  • President – Local Government Management Association of BC
  • Chair – Local Government Management Association of BC – Municipal Administration Training Institute II Committee – Leadership Experience
  • Chair – Mentor Access Program Committee, Local Government Management Association of BC
  • Chair – CityWest Board of Directors
  • Member – Great Bear Rain Forest Land Use Committee
  • Chair – LGMA – Legislation Advisory Committee to Province
  • Chair – Mentor Assess Programme

Municipal Experience

  • 2016 – 2021 – Interim CAO – Pouce Coupe and the District of Stewart, BC
  • 2013 – 2016 – CAO – District of Sooke, BC
  • 2005 – 2013 – CAO – Prince Rupert, BC
  • 1996 – 2003 – CAO – District of North Vancouver, BC
  • 1987 – 1996 – Deputy CAO – Richmond, BC
  • 1980 – 1987 – CAO – Prince Rupert, BC