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