The City Council has named Andrew Neiditz as Interim City Manager, starting today.
The council last week approved an employment agreement with Neiditz for up to four months. Meanwhile, the city has hired a recruitment firm to search for a new City Manager.
Mountlake Terrace has a council-manager form of government, meaning the elected Councilmembers hire and oversee a City Manager. That person acts as chief executive for the organization. Longtime City Manager Scott Hugill resigned in October for health reasons, and Assistant City Manager Stephen Clifton took on those duties during the transition. Clifton now resumes his previous role.
Neiditz brings a wealth of experience. He currently serves as a senior advisor to the Washington City/County Management Association. In the past, he’s worked as a City Manager, City Administrator, Deputy City Manager, Deputy County Executive, etc. He arrives just as the council prepares to review the proposed 2023-24 budget with a series of meetings this week.
Additional information will be shared soon about the hiring process for a new City Manager.