Interim Sequim Public Works Director Sarah VanAusdle has been appointed to serve as the City of Sequim Public Works Director effective March 8.
VanAusdle has worked for the City of Sequim since February 2011 when she started in the Finance Department as an Accounting Assistant. In January 2012 she joined the Public Works Department as the Public Works Management Analyst. She was promoted to Assistant Public Works Director in May of 2021 and has served as Interim Public Works Director since November 2021. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
“I am motivated by good stewardship. I look forward to using our existing resources in the most efficient manner possible and maintaining and enhancing our infrastructure to ensure a safe and thriving community for future generations,” VanAusdle said.
Don Ctibor, PE was hired as City Engineer in December 2021. Effective March 8, he will also serve as Deputy Director of Public Works. He brings over 13 years of engineering experience and over 29 years of construction experience to the City of Sequim. He most recently served as the Civil Engineering Consultant, Plan Reviewer, and Civil/Geotechnical Inspector for SAFEbuilt/Interwest Consulting Group and licensed general engineering and building contractor in California. He has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Science.
“I am so happy to be filling these very important positions with such competent and professional individuals. They both care a tremendous amount about providing quality public works services to our residents, appreciate and embrace technology, and are passionate about customer service. In this very challenging employment market, Sequim is extremely fortunate to secure these individuals for our senior management team,” said City Manager Matthew Huish.