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The Sequim City Council voted at the September 27 City Council meeting to enter into an employment agreement with Matthew Huish for the position of City Manager. The details of the contract were finalized on September 30. Huish will begin his employment with the City on November 1.
Huish comes to Sequim from Sandy City, Utah where he currently serves as the Chief Administrative Officer. Prior to working in local government, Huish has enjoyed an extensive professional career in both the public and private sectors, including launching several start-up ventures, working as a corporate officer in a Fortune 500 public company and more recently at University of Utah Academic Medical Center. He grew up in Tacoma where he attended high school and college.
“We’re excited to welcome Mr. Huish to Sequim as our City Manager. His extensive and varied professional career will be an asset to Sequim. He is returning to his roots in the Northwest and his desire to give back. His daily decision-making centers on maintaining a life of integrity, transparency, collaboration, and fairness,” said Mayor William Armacost.
“I am extremely excited to be joining the amazing team at the City of Sequim. I hope to find ways to augment the already incredible successes that Sequim leadership has operationalized. Listening to all the stake holders throughout the community will be key, especially initially. I am looking forward to being a part of such an engaged community,” says Huish. He also is planning to continue focus on resident, business, and staff satisfaction. “I have complete trust in being able to achieve the City Council’s goals of being a model municipality in the region.”
Huish replaces Charlie Bush who resigned in February 2021. Assistant City Manager Charisse Deschenes has served as the Interim City Manager since February. She will return to her role as Assistant City Manager on November 1.
Please contact Mayor William Armacost at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.