City of Mill Creek to reorganize and seeks new Public Works and Development Services Director

This fall the City of Mill Creek will be reorganizing to form a new Department of Public Resources and Community Development. Recruitment for the new department’s “visionary leader” began on Friday, August 10th.

By Joni Kirk, Mill Creek Director of Communications and Marketing.

The City of Mill Creek is seeking a director of public works and development services. With this new role, the City is combining its existing Public Works department and Community and Economic Development department to provide comprehensive services across all elements pertaining to the City’s growth and infrastructure.

“This reorganization is part of a continued effort to transition the roles of the City’s departmental directors to focus on strategic, long-term planning that is needed in city government,” said City Manager Rebecca Polizzotto.

“This is an exciting opportunity for a visionary leader to help us continue paving the way as a leader in local government. We’re shaking up traditional roles to achieve better functionality and enable a more entrepreneurial approach to everything from engineering and traffic control to sustainable growth.”

This senior leadership role will be responsible for preserving the community’s unique character while cultivating economic prosperity through an innovative and creative approach to long-term economic development.

Priorities include developing a robust Capital Improvement Plan to thoughtfully shape the maintenance and revitalization of the Mill Creek community, and collaborating with other departmental leaders to create a long-term tourism plan that also supports Snohomish County’s strategic tourism efforts.

“As we have reorganized departments in the City to bring more breadth and depth to each functional area, we have also recruited talented individuals to lead these departments and to focus on long term strategic planning in order to effectuate the City Council’s vision for Mill Creek. This new leader will complement and enhance the team’s skillset, and will play a key role in this process,” said Polizzotto.

“As we look to the future – next year, the next 5 years and the next 20 years – we must set a course and understand how to achieve our vision within our financial means.”

The director of public works and development services will direct a department of approximately 13 people, including two managers: one that oversees the engineering division and one that oversees the planning division. 

Recruitment began Friday, August 11, 2017, and will close on Sunday, September 10th, at 5:00 pm.

Click here to view the details of this position: Mill Creek Director of Public Works and Development Services recruitment brochure.

All queries should be directed to Mill Creek Director of Human Resources Laura Orlando at 425-921-5746 or


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