The City's Chief Administrator
The day-to-day business of the City of Puyallup is the responsibility of the City Manager, who is appointed by the City Council to be the City’s chief administrator. The duties of the City Manager include: heading a staff of nearly 300; managing a combined operating and capital budget of more than $90 million; enforcing all laws and ordinances; making recommendations to the City Council concerning the affairs of the City, including financial condition and future needs; and submitting the draft recommended annual budget to the Council.
The City Manager administers all policies adopted by the City Council per Council direction, and strives to ensure that Puyallup’s citizens and business owners receive cost-efficient and quality services.
Puyallup's City Manager
Kevin Yamamoto has been with the City of Puyallup, Washington, since 2007, and has been City Attorney since 2011. Before becoming City Attorney, he served as Acting City Attorney, Senior Assistant City Attorney and Assistant City Attorney for the city.
Prior to his positions at Puyallup, Mr. Yamamoto was an Associate Attorney for Williams & Johnson, P.S., and concurrently served as City Attorney for Mossyrock, Assistant City Attorney for Vader, General Counsel for Lewis County Fire District 12, Prosecuting Attorney for the City of Centralia, and Assistant City Attorney for Pe Ell. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Walla Walla College, College Place, Washington, and a Juris Doctor degree from Seattle University School of Law, Tacoma, Washington.