The City Manager is the chief executive officer of the City and is responsible to the City Council for the proper delivery of municipal services consistent with Council policy and directives.
Dave Zabell was appointed City Manager by the City Council in June 2014. Dave has over 30 years of local government experience; most recently he was the City Manager for the City of Fife, Washington, a position he held from 2011-2014. Prior to that he was Assistant City Manager for Yakima, Washington, from 2005-2011, Public Works Director for the City of Bothell, Washington, for 5 years, and he was with the City of Marysville, Washington, from 1980 - 2000, serving in positions including Engineer, Public Works Director and he was City Administrator for the last 7 years.
Dave has a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Washington, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration from Upper Iowa University.