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Kittitas City of KITTITAS Mayor

The mayor is the chief executive and administrative officer of the city, in charge of all departments and employees, with authority to designate assistants and department heads. The mayor essentially serves as both the leader in name of the city, and the day-to-day active city manager.

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    John B Camarata

  • Richard Dean Hink Jr

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Phone (509) 968-3119
Town where you live City of Kittitas
Experience (300 characters max) Personnel Management Spec. Warehouse Forman Lead Custodian CWU Kittitas City Councilman Mayor City of Kittitas
I am the present Mayor and am retired so I have the time to put into the job. I also enjoy working through issues and coming up with positions that benefits most of the citizens.
Communication and transparency with the citizens are a problem in the city. We will be looking for ways to better inform the citizens of what is needed. Stability and consistence between the City Council and the City Staff has been substandard in the past. We now have a Council that is working with the City Staff to move the city forward. Past decisions were not worked through or followed through with. We are now going back through past decisions and working to set them right.
Clean Air and Water are a must for quality of life. We are now working to fix the city’s Water and Sewer System for the benefit of the citizens.
We are working with the citizens to be more tolerant with the different beliefs and colters of their fellow citizens.
We are a farming community and have always had a lot of immigration. We welcome them all and try to help them all in any way we can.
We have an affordable housing project being built in the city now. We also work with Habitat for humanity to build homes for our citizens.
Whereas we had several businesses affected by COVID-19 the city itself was not hurt as bad as our businesses. We will have to make some adjustments on our next budget for next year.
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