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City of Langford Conducts Organizational Review and Restructure

City of Langford Conducts Organizational Review and Restructure

As part of the 2024 budget process, Council considered additional staff positions for City Hall. The proposed positions are a result of a comprehensive organizational and staffing review, conducted by an independent consultant, James Ridge. This review identified a number of new positions needed at City Hall and recommended a number of changes to the City’s organizational structure. New positions prioritize public safety, increased demands from Provincial policy changes, objectives outlined in the Council Strategic Plan, and general staffing requirements to maintain service levels in a rapidly growing city. The recommended changes also address organizational risks associated with emergency planning, contract management, and human resources.


“While I recognize the challenging nature of this year’s tax increase, I am confident that the new staff and organizational structure changes will better support the needs of residents, while taking bold action for future generations,” said Langford Mayor, Scott Goodmanson. “The changes will allow the City to achieve strategic objectives, continue with current service levels, and maintain the City’s long standing corporate efficiencies.”


The overall cost to fund the new positions and organizational changes represents a 1.32% tax increase in 2024, which is included in this year’s budget. With the additional positions, the City remains lean compared to other similar size municipalities.

The following positions have been approved or made permanent:

  • Manager of Legislative Services
  • Human Resources Advisor
  • Legal Assistant
  • Emergency Management Coordinator
  • Communications Advisor
  • Bylaw Construction Officer
  • Engineering/Traffic Technologist
  • Application Developer/Analyst

Further, the City has reclassified three existing positions to better support organizational needs:

  • Director of Corporate Services reclassified to Deputy Chief Administrative Officer
  • Deputy Director of Corporate Service reclassified to Director of Legislative and Protective Services
  • Deputy Director of Planning reclassified to Director of Community Planning and Climate Change

In addition to the new positions and reclassifications, additional structural changes to the City’s organizational chart have been made to streamline organizational efficiencies.
Structural changes include:

  • The Manager of Building will now report to the Director of Planning and Subdivision
  • The Senior Manager of Economic Development and Communications will now report to the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer
  • The role of Approving Officer will be assigned to the Senior Planner

The approved changes will strengthen Langford’s ability to deliver on critical day-to-day services to the public, plan for the future, and support acute workload challenges. Many of these changes are widely considered best practices for municipalities.
The organizational changes were effective March 14, 2024. The City expects it will fill all new positions within the coming months.

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City of Langford
Donna Petrie, Senior Manager of Communications and Economic Development
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