Mukilteo, WA – Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson is pleased to announce that the City Council approved a contract with the Prothman Company for an Interim City Administrator, Phillip Messina, with a start date of Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
“The City of Mukilteo is committed to providing our residents with experienced municipal leadership, and I’m glad to have an administrator to partner with me to bring technical knowledge, experience, management expertise and dedication to public service,” said Mayor Jennifer Gregerson. “Since the departure of Management Services Director Steve Edin, the City Council gave clear direction to find an Interim City Administrator to support the policies established by Council.”
Mr. Messina has over 31 years of public sector experience including 28 years as a city manager/city administrator in Washington and Oregon. His most recent assignment was as the Interim City Administrator of Oakridge, OR. He has a strong background in budgeting and financial leadership, personnel and legislative affairs.
The Prothman Company will be paid $84/hour for Mr. Messina’s services; per City Council’s direction, he will work no more than 20 hours per week. Council will review this contract in December 2019.
The City Council is also reviewing the process of placing a measure on the November ballot to change the city’s form of government from a strong Mayor/Council format to a Council/Manager format. With the new format, the Mayor position would no longer be elected separately, and a member of the City Council would be selected to serve as Mayor on a rotating basis. The City Manager would be hired by the City Council, and all City staff would be hired and report to the City Manager.