Public Safety Building housing Council Chambers, Yelm
The Yelm City Council is expected to approve changes in the organization and staffing of the Finance and Administrative department this evening.
From the City of Yelm Staff report:
Subj: Authority as agency representatives to access financial information
Authorize the following individuals: Noah Crocker, Finance Director and Janine Schnepf, City Clerk/HR Manager as agency representatives with the authority to access bank, loan, account and other financial information as required on behalf of the City of Yelm.
The City of Yelm has had some changes in the organization and staffing of the Finance and Administrative departments, and as such need to authorize the new Department Head with authority to access bank, loan, account and other financial information on behalf of the City.
With the loss of former City Administrator Shelly Badger and Mayor Harding assuming many of those functions (unpaid according to him), yet not posting the City Administrator position to seek a replacement, the hiring of Noah Crocker as Finance Director, who brings a sterling reputation to Yelm from Olympia, will provide some needed stability to financial matters, what with the leaking dike of frequent personnel changes at City Hall. Hopefully, Mr. Crocker will have a long tenure in Yelm, though the staff changes in this position after hiring previous qualified replacements gives one cause to reflect otherwise, what with has been described as the mayor’s dictatorial management style and several city staff having been released or “jumped ship.”