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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Sequim Pubic Works Director Matt Klontz Resigns

Public Works Director Matt Klontz

City of Sequim Public Works Director Matt Klontz has submitted his resignation. His last day with the City will be Friday, October 29.  He has been named the Port of Port Townsend Capital Projects Director and will begin his new position on Monday, November 1.

Klontz is a licensed professional engineer and was hired as Sequim’s City Engineer and Assistant Public Works Director in October 2015. He was appointed Interim Public Works Director in January 2021 and named Public Works Director in April 2021. Klontz has brought his civil engineering skills to a wide variety of projects for the City of Sequim including improvements on roads, water and sewer utilities, parks, and public facilities.

“I would like to thank Matt Klontz for his last six year of service to the City of Sequim. He helped build an excellent Public Works Team. He has been committed to the City of Sequim and City’s Mission, ‘We provide quality, cost-effective services and facilities to build an exceptional community and a great place to live.’ He lives the City’s organizations values of integrity, stewardship, positive attitude, respect, teamwork, customer service, and continuous improvement,” said Interim City Manager Charisse Deschenes. “We will miss Matt on the City of Sequim Team. His positive, servant leadership style is an asset to any organizations that he joins.  The Port of Port Townsend will be gaining an incredibly dedicated leader and teammate.”

“I feel truly fortunate to have worked for the Sequim community. I am leaving with a sense of accomplishment and each of those accomplishments was made possible through the support of the City Manager, City Council, and the Sequim community,” Klontz said.

“The experience of the last 18 months changed my perspective. At the heart of my decision to leave is my family. I simply wanted to be near them and share more experiences. Working closer to home will create space in my life to do so. I am deeply saddened to be leaving Sequim, but I am excited about going to work for the Port of Port Townsend. I feel like I will be joining the organization at a time when I can contribute to the Port’s mission,” Klontz added.

Klontz grew up in Port Townsend and is raising his family there.

The City of Sequim is evaluating options for replacing Klontz. 

Please contact Interim City Manager Charisse Deschenes at (360) 681-3432 or cdeschenes@sequimwa.gov with questions.


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