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City of Puyallup

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

Bill McDonald has served as City Manager of the City of Puyallup since August 2012. Mr. McDonald has 42 years of experience in local governments in Oregon and Washington. His previous experience includes service as City Administrator of DuPont, WA; City Manager of Snohomish, WA; City Manager of Clatskanie, OR as well as County Commissioner of Columbia County, OR.

He holds a Masters in Public Administration from Portland State University. Recognized for his effective and professional leadership, he has received several awards including the 2010 Excellence Award from                           the Washington City County Management Association.