Published on Jan 01, 2018

Civic Service Awards

Contact: Jen Brimer

Each year, AWC recognizes city officials retiring after 20 or more years of service to cities.

Congratulations to the following for their years of service:

Charlene Anderson – 32 years
Long-Range Planning Manager, Kent

William Archer – 29 years
Police Chief, Clyde Hill

William Blowers – 24 years
Police Sergeant, Kent

Joan Broom – 22 years
Financial Analyst, Kent

Mark Brown – 47+ years
Principal, Connections Public Affairs

Thomas Brubaker – 28 years
Director City Attorney, Kent

Jeanne Burbidge – 20 years
Deputy Mayor, Federal Way

Alice M. Bush – 28 years
City Clerk, Lakewood/Tacoma

Mike Carpenter – 35 years
Parks & Recreation Director, Grandview

Jay Covington – 30+ years
Chief Administrator Officer, Renton

Ryana Covington – 31 years
Clerk/Treasurer, Castle Rock

John Darnall – 30+ years
Assistant Director of Development Services, Tumwater

Steve Dubail – 30+ years
System Administrator, Friday Harbor

Joe Duffie – 36 years
Councilmember, Tukwila

Kevin Eades – 28 years
Police Officer, Kent

Steve Emmert – 22 years
Combination Building Inspector, Kent

Frank Fiori – 31 years
Planning Manager, Lakewood

Patrick Fitzgerald – 24 years
Police Commander, Centralia

Bruce Fletcher – 33 years
Parks & Recreation Director, Mercer Island

Joseph Gagner – 34 years
Police Sergeant, Kent

Darlene Gentry – 34 years
Deputy Clerk Treasurer, Clarkston

Scott Greenberg – 30 years
Development Services Director, Mercer Island

Larry Hall – 26 years
Police Sergeant, Coulee Dam

Mike Haslip – 40+ years
Police Chief, Blaine

Dan Heid – 40 years
City Attorney, Auburn

Jim Henry – 24+ years
Councilmember, Poulsbo

Luann Hopkins – 22 years
Chief Operating Officer, AWC

Gerri Kesler – 26 years
Deputy Clerk Treasurer, Clarkston

Debbie Kudrna – 30 years
City Clerk, Othello

Bob Lee – 37 years
Police Chief, Auburn

Geri Lewis – 37+ years
Clerk-Treasurer, Sumas

Tim Lynch – 42 years
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, Coulee Dam

Darin Majack – 30 years
Police Sergeant, Kent

Dalyce McFarland – 27 years
Police Records Specialist, Kent

Dan Michael – 27 years
Police Corrections Sergeant, Kent

Gary Mims – 35 years
Senior Maintenance Supervisor, Fircrest

Don Morrison – 43 years
City Administrator, Bonney Lake

Maureen Murphy – 30+ years
HR Director, Des Moines

Eric Nelson – 30 years
City Attorney, Aberdeen

Rodney L. Noel – 33 years
City Superintendent, Oroville

Donna Palmer – 26 years
Financial Analyst, Kent

Teresa Petrole – 24 years
Administrative Assistant III, Kent

Dana Powers – 28 years
Chief of Police, Bonney Lake

Brad Reading – 41 years
Fire Chief, South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue

Kurt Reichert – 25 years
Police Sergeant, Centralia

Curtis Ryser – 28 years
Systems Division Manager, Kent

Sheri Sanzhez – 22 years
Administrative Services Director/City Clerk, Blaine

Cliff Sether – 20+ years
Police Chief, Kenmore

Mike Sullivan – 32 years
Equipment Operator II, Centralia

Dave Williams – 32 years
Government Relations Director, AWC

Gary Zornes – 37 years
Police Deputy, Kenmore

Know of someone retiring? Let us know!

Elected officials, city managers and administrators, city clerks, senior department directors, and city attorneys who will retire in 2018 are eligible.

Send an email with the following information:

  • Name
  • Title
  • Jurisdiction
  • Number of years served
  • Retirement date

The deadline for notifying AWC of eligible city officials is June 1, 2019.

Each retiring official will be listed in the AWC Annual Conference program, on the AWC website, and in CityVoice, AWC’s electronic newsletter.

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