City Administrator Many mayor-council cities have hired professional city administrators to serve under the mayor and assist with administrative and policy-related duties. By doing so, these cities seek to gain the benefits of professional management, allowing the mayor to focus greater attention on policy development, political leadership roles, and serve as a part-time Mayor. Paul Schmidt Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (509) 682-8014 Under the general direction of the Mayor, the City Administrator manages the day to day operations of the City. The Administrator is responsible for the supervision of all Department Directors, the City Clerk, the Information Tech., and the Parking Enforcement Officer and also serves as the Personnel Director and Airport Manager. Further, the Administrator manages all of the inter-local agreements and contracts for city attorney, public defender and animal control services. Paul Schmidt was born in North Dakota and raised in a small rural community and spent his summers working on his Grandparents farm. He ventured out to the State of Washington looking for adventure after receiving his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Political Science from North Dakota State University. Paul landed in the Spokane area and began work with Spokane County as a building inspector in 1979. In 1981, Paul accepted the Public Works Director position with the City of Clarkston, WA and shortly thereafter married his sweetheart Megan. They subsequently had three beautiful daughters and all moved to Cheney, WA in 1986, after Paul accepted the Public Works Director position there. In 1992 Paul completed his night time studies with Eastern Washington University and earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration. In 1999, Paul was chosen as the City Administrator for the City of Cheney and served in that capacity until 2006. In the fall of 2006 Paul accepted the City Administrator position for the City of Oak Harbor, WA and served in that office until February 2012. Now beginning in November of 2012, Paul is continuing his career in public administration as the new City Administrator for the City of Chelan. Paul and his family have been visiting the great community of Chelan for the past 16 summers as a vacation destination. Paul and his family are excited for the opportunity for him to serve Chelan in this new capacity and to continue to enjoy Chelan now on a full time basis! In addition to spending quality time with his family, which includes a brand new granddaughter, Paul “sometimes” enjoys a round of golf, tries to be an amateur photographer and looks forward to the fall hunting season where all wild game is declared safe and sound for another year.