The Snoqualmie City Council approved the hiring of Rick J. Rudometkin as the new City Administrator for Snoqualmie. He has served as the interim city administrator since January 3, 2020.
Rudometkin’s experience in Snoqualmie started with a major snowstorm, followed by flooding, and now managing the city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This has been a very interesting and rewarding start for a new job,” said Rudometkin. “I’ve had the opportunity to dive into the thick of city operations during three crises, allowing me to quickly become a member of a great team of city employees. I have the challenge of leading in the new ‘abnormal’ and it has taught all of us new methods for serving our wonderful community. I look forward to a long tenure here in Snoqualmie.”
Rudometkin has served in city and county government since 2003 in California, Colorado, and New Mexico, and was most recently employed at the City of Sammamish.
Previous positions included County Manager for the County of Eddy in Carlsbad, New Mexico; Public Works Director for the County of Eddy; Streets Division Manager for the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Chief Administrative Officer for the County of Modoc, California. In addition, he has worked for the City of Dana Point, California, and has nine years of experience working for an engineering/project management company.
He has a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Woodbury University and numerous certifications in public service. He is also a credentialed manager with ICMA, an association of professional city and county managers and other employees who serve local governments.
“I look forward to working with Rick as we move through the current crisis and beyond,” said Mayor Matt Larson. “He has proven to be a strong leader over the past six months and has gained the respect and trust of our city council and employees.”
Rudometkin replaced Bob Larson, who left for a position as the city administrator of Gig Harbor.