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Interim Mill Creek city manager hired after City Manager Rebecca Polizzotto put on paid administrative leave

New Interim Mill Creek City Manager Bob Stowe. Photo courtesy of City of Mill Creek.
New Interim Mill Creek City Manager Bob Stowe. Photo courtesy of City of Mill Creek.

By Richard Van Winkle, News of Mill Creek.

June 21, 2018, update.

The City of Mill Creek hired former Bothell and Mill Creek City Manager Bob Stowe to serve as interim city manager for the next one to three months. His first day on the job will be Monday, June 25th.

In response to his hiring Stowe said, “I was honored to be the Mill Creek City Manager for 10 years, and I’m looking forward to rejoining the Mill Creek team.”

Mill Creek Police Chief Greg Elwin will continue to serve as acting city manger until then.

Original June 19, 2018, article.

The Mill Creek City Council unanimously chose Police Chief Greg Elwin to take on additional responsibilities as acting city manager after putting City Manager Rebecca Polizzotto on 45-day paid administrative leave.  He will receive a 10% pay increase while serving in this new capacity at the city.

This decision was made on Tuesday evening, June 19, 2018, after a two hour and forty five minute closed executive session where city councilmembers heard testimony from senior city staff.

The city council made it clear that Elwin's appointment was temporary since they also directed City Attorney Scott Missal to attempt the recruitment of former Mill Creek City Manager Bob Stowe to take on a short term assignment as interim city manager.

The city council didn't explain why Polizotto was placed on administrative leave.

Mill Creek Police Chief and Acting City Manager Greg Elwin. Photo courtesy of City of Mill Creek.

Mill Creek Police Chief Greg Elwin. Photo courtesy of City of Mill Creek.

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