Mukilteo names city manager

MUKILTEO — A career public servant who’s worked as a city manager in Oregon and Wash­­ington has been named Mukilteo’s new city administrator.

Joe Hannan, the economic development director in Lakewood since 2002, was confirmed in his new position this week by the Mukilteo City Council after his appointment by Mayor Joe Marine. His first day in Mukilteo is scheduled for Nov. 8.

“Mr. Hannan’s city experience and abilities will serve our community well,” Marine said. “I look forward to working with Mr. Hannan in a way that will make our organization thrive as we move forward as a team.”

Hannan has spent 26 years working in city government. He served as city manager in Fife in 2000 and 2001. In Oregon, he was city manager in Redmond from 1990 to 2000 and in Myrtle Creek from 1986 to 1989.

Mukilteo is a strong-mayor form of government, which means the mayor is not regularly a voting member of the council but has authority over operations at City Hall. The city administrator oversees the city’s day-to-day business and reports to the mayor.

Hannan was not reached for comment Tuesday. He will be paid $117,000 annually, Marine said.

The University of California at Santa Barbara graduate was also a finalist for the economic development director for the city of Edmonds, Mukilteo City Councilman Marko Liias said.

“I’m really delighted that he’s joining the Mukilteo management team,” Liias said. “I’m confident that with Mayor Marine, the new city administrator will help us forge a new, positive direction for the city.”

More than 30 people applied for Mukilteo’s city administrator opening. The city interviewed five finalists.

City Council President Jennifer Gregerson said she was impressed by Hannan because his management style seems to fit well with the way things are done at City Hall.

“I felt comfortable with how he talked about the dichotomy of the policy role of the council, and the mayor implementing regulations, and some of the challenges of having some new (council) members and possibly more new members,” Gregerson said.

Unlike many issues decided by the City Council, there were no disagreements when council members confirmed Hannan to the position.

“It was unanimous,” Gregerson said. “The only discussion had comments about how successful everything went.”

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