At its June 1 regular meeting, the Kirkland City Council announced Kurt Triplett as the finalist for the position of City Manager. The City Council interviewed Triplett and Dave Zabell during an Executive Session on May 25. Compensation will be subject to contract negotiations. Triplett served as King County’s Interim County Executive (2009), Chief of Staff to County Executive Ron Sims (2003-2009), Deputy Director of King County’s Department of Natural Resources and Parks (1998-2002), and Deputy Chief of Staff under Ron Sims and Gary Locke. He has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University Kennedy School of Government (2003) and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Stanford University (1989).
For more information about the City Manager’s Office, go towww.ci.kirkland.wa.us/cmo or call 425-587-3001.