The City Manager is the chief executive officer of the municipal corporation and administers the day-to-day operations of the City. The City Manager seeks to implement the policy direction established by the City Council, and also brings to the City Council policy items for its consideration and action.

The duties of the City Manager include supervising the administrative affairs of the City, appointing all employees and addressing all personnel matters, preparing a recommended operating and capital budget for the fiscal year, and working with staff to see that the City’s laws and ordinances are carried out (see RCW 35A.13.080).

While most projects and services are assigned to the City’s operating departments, the Office of the City Manager often provides the lead staffing support to certain high priorities of the City, such as new initiatives, special real estate transactions, or activities that involve intergovernmental relations.

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Contact Information

Scott Pingel, ICMA-CM
City Manager

12835 Newcastle Way, Suite 200 
Newcastle, WA 98056   

T  425.649.4444

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