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Mayor Foster appoints Councilor Colt as Public Works Director,
Heidi McDonald appointed as Finance Director.

Yelm Councilor Cody Colt
Credit: City of Yelm

City Welcomes New Public Works Director, Interim Finance Director also confirmed

“Last night Mayor Foster discussed with City Council and announced his decision to appoint Council member Cody Colt as the new Public Works Director for the City of Yelm.”

[Cody Colt will remain on the Council until he begins his new position with the City on May 1, 2020. The City Council has 90 days from Colt’s resignation to appoint a replacement for his seat.}

Colt is a life-long resident of Yelm who joined the military and served from 2002 to 2011 after graduating from Yelm High School. Colt gained significant leadership and technical experience through his service to our country as an Engineman First Class in the United States Navy. As an Assault Boat Engineer he worked in and led teams responsible for all mechanical and operational aspects of the most essential infrastructure of naval vessels, equipment, and facilities. After being Honorably Discharged from the U.S. Navy, he earned his undergraduate degree from San Diego State University and graduate degree from Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, WA.”

Mayor Foster also informed Council of his decision to appoint Heidi McDonald to the position of Finance Director for the City. McDonald has served as the interim Finance Director and led the city in achieving its first clean audit from the State Auditor. She established and implemented strong internal financial controls for the Finance Department, integrated the operations of the Finance Department and the new Customer Service Team at the front counter of City Hall, and implemented the process guided by the City Administrator to provide more transparent and consistent financial information to all City Council members through regular financial reports. McDonald and the management team are finalizing the city’s first long-term revenue forecast model which will help the City Council make even more informed decisions as they set policy to guide the future of the city.”

Posted by Steve on April 29, 2020 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

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