The City of Issaquah is searching for its next City Administrator!
A meet-and-greet was held July 25 for community members to meet the final candidates, learn about their leadership background and provide their feedback.
The City Administrator reports to the Mayor, and directs, administers and coordinates the activities and functions of Issaquah's various offices and departments. Learn more about the open position online
The final candidates are:
Wally Bobkiewicz is the City Manager of Evanston, Illinois. Evanston, home of Northwestern University and Rotary International, is a community of 75,000 residents located just north of Chicago with an annual budget of $300 million and 800 employees. Evanston has a nine member City Council elected by district and a Mayor elected at-large. Evanston provides police, fire, parks and recreation, library, public works, planning, community development, health and human services, economic development and general administration services. The City’s water utility serves 400,000 area residents.
Before beginning his current position in August 2009, Bobkiewicz served seven years as City Manager of Santa Paula, California and four and a half years as Assistant City Manager in Novato, California. Prior to that, Bobkiewicz served the City of Long Beach, California for nine years in various capacities including Telecommunications Manager, Assistant to the City Manager and as an Administrative Analyst in the Public Works and Police Departments.
Bobkiewicz earned a Master's degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California.
Bobkiewicz is Past President and Member of the Rotary Club of Evanston and volunteers with the Evanston Fourth of July Association and Evanston Symphony Orchestra. In addition, Bobkiewicz has served – as a member of the Board of Trustees of Syracuse University and is Past President of the Syracuse University National Alumni Association.
Bobkiewicz’s professional activities include currently serving as Midwest Region Vice President of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Bobkiewicz has also served as the Chair of the ICMA International Committee (2006-09) and member of ICMA’s Sustainable Communities Committee (2014 – to present).
Bobkiewicz, his wife Patrice Frey and their son Wally IV reside in Evanston.
Marty Wine has served as Tigard, Oregon’s City Manager since December 2011. She is responsible for operating a city of 51,000 residents that provides people and businesses with police, library, public works, parks and recreation, urban renewal, land use planning and permitting services. Wine oversees a workforce of 300 staff and manages a city budget of $272 million in total resources. She works together with the five-member City Council to represent the city on a variety of issues affecting Tigard and the broader Portland Metro region.
Before Tigard, Wine served as Assistant Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Renton, Washington and also Principal Associate for Berk Consulting, a public policy company in Seattle. Most of her career has been devoted to public service, including work for King County, the cities of Bellevue and Renton, the Washington State House of Representatives, and consulting with many other public sector and non-profit organizations. In these roles, Wine has worked to help communities balance budgets, manage growth responsibly, consider transportation options, make sound decisions and envision their best future.
Originally from Bellevue, Washington, Wine has lived and worked most of her life in Washington State. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Western Washington University in political science and a Master of Public Administration from Seattle University. In her spare time, Wine travels to explore and see new places. She loves gardening, quilting, soccer and hiking.