City Manager

City Manager

Charlie Bush began serving as the City of Sequim City Manager on August 17, 2015.

Bush comes to Sequim from Issaquah, Washington where he served as the Development Services Director. Previous experience includes Deputy City Administrator for the City of Issaquah, City Administrator in Prosser, Washington, and Assistant to the City Manager and Intergovernmental Management Analyst for Bellevue, Washington.


The city manager is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the City Council and implements the policies and goals of the City Council. The city manager is the only employee hired by the City Council and is responsible for the following:

  • Appointing and/or dismissing all department heads
  • Being accountable to Sequim residents for the efficient and effective operation of city government
  • Enforcing all laws and ordinances
  • Facilitating the City Council strategic planning activities
  • Keeping the City Council informed of the city's business and financial condition
  • Making recommendations on financial and operational policies
  • Preparing and recommending the city's annual budget
  • Providing leadership and oversight for all of the city's departments