Mayor Fred Butler announced today that he is hiring Emily Moon as Issaquah’s next deputy city administrator.
“Emily – an experienced leader in municipal government – will be an excellent addition to our team,” Butler said. “Her dedication to innovation, strategic thinking and continuous improvement mirror our leadership philosophy here at City Hall.”
The bulk of Moon’s career has been dedicated to serving local communities and strengthening municipal organizations. She also brings experience from her work for a municipal league.
In her most recent position, Moon served as assistant town manager for the Town of Windsor, Conn. She oversaw half of the town’s departments, including Building Safety and Zoning, Engineering, Fire Marshal, Health, Human Services, Information Technology, Library, Town Clerk’s Office, Early Childhood Enterprise, Adult Day Care Enterprise and a variety of cross-department teams.
Before joining the Town of Windsor, Moon was a senior management analyst for the City of Westminster, Colo., and staff research analyst for the Michigan Municipal League.
Along with a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Michigan, Moon also has a bachelor’s degree in political science and psychology from the University of Oregon.
She’s also a known leader in the municipal government field. A member of the ICMA (International City/County Management Association), Moon has also graduated from the intensive Leadership ICMA program.
“I’m very excited to join a city that provides such a wonderful quality of life and exemplary customer service to its community,” Moon said. “I also look forward to moving back to such a beautiful and vibrant part of the country.”
Issaquah’s previous deputy, Charlie Bush, now serves as Issaquah’s Development Services director. Moon will join the City on Aug. 18, 2014.