Amy Arrington has been hired as the new City Manager for Normandy Park.

She replaces Mark Hoppen, who retired in February after serving in the position for six years.

Arrington has worked in government for approximately 20 years, with 12 of those years working as a City Manager.

Her last position was in Carnation, WA.

She was selected by City Council over finalists Linda Kelly, Andrea Reay, Roxanne Murphy and Shawn Henessee.

“My experience has taught me the importance of positive values that I use in my everyday actions,” Arrington said. “One value that I strongly believe in is the power of building positive relationships.

“As the new City Manager, I am looking forward to working with everyone as we strive to achieve the city’s goals. I want to invite you to help me build those positive relationships and encourage you to increase your involvement with your local government. Your participation will introduce meaningful input into the decision-making process, and this input will allow stronger and better decisions to be made. How can you be more involved?”

Arrington recommends the following three paths:

  1. “Stay engaged
    The City of Normandy Park is committed to communicating with the public. We are currently working to increase our communication efforts, but I want to encourage you to take advantage of the available resources. The city’s website is regularly updated about current events and activities. And if you have not already, please sign up for the city’s weekly public notices and events email. This weekly email provides essential information that will keep you informed and engaged. Click this link to sign up for Current News & Updates – City of Normandy Park or use the QR code below.
  2. “Get involved
    The city relies heavily on its citizen advisory boards in the development of policy and goals. The primary purpose of the boards is to provide guidance and advice from a citizen’s perspective. If interested, the city is currently looking for volunteers to serve on the Planning and Arts Commission. Please contact City Clerks Brooks Wall at [email protected].
  3. “Let your voice be heard
    The City Council and staff want to hear from you since your input is invaluable. Please take advantage of the public comment section at regular City Council meetings. Give City Council and staff a call/email to share your thoughts. Take advantage of all opportunities. For example, on June 16th at 7:00 pm (as part of the Parks Commission Meeting), the city will be holding a listening session to hear from the public on your thoughts about recreation. Please participate!”

“You have great ideas – and we want to hear what you are thinking! Thank you for the opportunity to serve Normandy Park, and stay tuned for more exciting news in the future. If you are ever in City Hall, please stop by and say hello,” Arrington added.

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