EVERETT — Geoffrey Thomas has resigned as chief of staff for the Snohomish County Council.
Thomas submitted his resignation Monday night. His last day is Dec. 31, as the 14-year county employee expends unused leave.
“I’ve really enjoyed working for the County Council,” he said. “I was looking for other opportunities and other ways to serve.”
Hired in 2008 as a senior legislative analyst for the council, he was promoted to chief of staff in 2018.
Thomas is also in his third term as the mayor of Monroe. He said Tuesday he’s not leaving the elected post and has no plans to move out of town.
Meanwhile, the County Council on Tuesday named Heidi Beazizo as interim chief of staff.
She was hired in 2019 as legislative analyst for the council’s operations committee. Last year, she moved to the Law and Justice, Human Services Committee. For now, she’ll continue in that role as well as serve as interim chief of staff. She will be paid an annual salary of $146,435.