The City of Tigard is pleased to announce that Kathy Nyland will be the city’s next assistant city manager. Kathy will be a key player for the city as we explore a future potential local option levy, implementing City Council goals and advancing Tigard’s DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) efforts. Her first day was Monday, April 29, 2019.
Kathy has been with the City of Seattle for the past ten years and is currently a Strategic Advisor with Seattle Parks & Recreation. Prior to that, she served as Director of the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON), where she oversaw a $12M budget, implemented equitable community outreach and engagement practices, and developed the department’s strategic plan. She also served as a senior policy advisor in Mayor Ed Murray’s administration, and served as Chief of Staff to a Seattle City Council member.
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Assistant City Manager
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Executive Assistant to the City Manager and Mayor
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The City Manager’s office is staffed by the City Manager, Assistant City Manager, Senior Management Analyst, and Executive Assistant to the City Manager and Mayor. The office manages the city's business and implements the City Council's plans and orders.
The city manager is appointed by the mayor with the consent of the City Council. The Tigard Municipal Code establishes the following duties for the city manager:
- Exercise control and supervision of all activities, departments and offices, except the office of municipal judge and the office of city attorney.
- Serve the chief budget and fiscal officer of the city and shall perform the functions of budget officer as prescribed by the Local Budget Law of Oregon.
- Prepare and submit to the mayor and council financial and activity reports.
- Coordinate the work of all City departments and employees.
- Making recommendations to the Council on legislation, financial programs, capital improvements, policies, services, and other matters as requested.
- Serve as the chief purchasing and business agent.
- Make available to the public usual and customary information concerning the operations of the city government.