New Finance and Budget Director Chosen

Yakima City Manager Bob Harrison has announced that Jennifer Ferrer-Santa Ines has been appointed as the City’s Finance and Budget Director.  Ferrer-Santa Ines replaces Steve Groom, who resigned from the City in mid-July to become the finance director for the City of Federal Way.  Groom was hired by the City of Yakima in 2018. “The … Continued

Yakima City Council July 20th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, July 20th. Action taken by the Council yesterday included: Reading a National Night Out proclamation Directing staff to bring back resolutions regarding placing City Charter amendments on the November general election ballots concerning including one regarding removing Council members for failure to attend City Council … Continued

Yakima City Council April 20th Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting via Zoom at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, April 20th. Agenda items for the April 20th regular meeting include: Retirement recognition of Senior Engineer Bob Desgrosellier, who has worked for the City for 40 years A report from the City of Yakima Community Integration Committee A 2021 … Continued

Yakima Welcomes New City Manager

Yakima City Manager Robert Harrison begins his first day on the job tomorrow, Tuesday, September 1st. “I am really looking forward to working with the Yakima community, City Council, and staff in achieving their goals,” said Harrison. “Yakima is an amazing place and I feel very fortunate to be joining the City’s team.” The Yakima … Continued

Yakima Council to Enter Negotiations with Robert Harrison for Manager

After having interviewed four finalists for the Yakima city manager position today, the Yakima City Council voted to enter into negotiations with Robert Harrison. Yesterday, the candidates were interviewed by a panel of seven community members and a panel of seven senior City staff members. The finalist pool included Harrison, who most recently served as … Continued

Fourth Finalist Added to Yakima City Manager Interviews

The Yakima City Council has added a fourth finalist to the pool of Yakima city manager candidates that will undergo interviews today and tomorrow.  Dave Zabell, who served as assistant city manager in Yakima from 2005 to 2011, was added to the group of finalists after Thomas Hutka withdrew from the process yesterday. The four … Continued