Finance Director/Assistant City Manager
Chip has served as the Assistant City Manager for the City of Mercer Island since 2013, overseeing the Public Works Department, Information & Geographic Services Department, Facilities Maintenance Division, and the Capital Improvement Program, and as the Finance Director since 2005. Previously, he worked for the City of Kirkland, Washington for 10 years as a Financial Analyst, a Senior Financial Analyst, and as the Financial Planning Manager. Prior to Kirkland, Chip worked for the City of Bainbridge Island, Washington for four years as the Accounting Manager.
Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Brigham Young University
Master of Public Administration from Brigham Young University
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
GFOA - Government Finance Officers Association
WFOA - Washington Finance Officers Association
PSFOA - Puget Sound Finance Officers Association
What do you enjoy most about leading your department?
I love leading a department of bright, capable, and dedicated people who are primarily focused on supporting other departments, in terms of developing operational and capital budgets, addressing funding challenges, and paying bills, and overseeing the City’s financial health, in terms of collecting revenues and monitoring, reporting on, and forecasting revenues and expenditures.
What do you enjoy most about working for the City of Mercer Island?
I love working for a small organization that is nimble, customer service focused, cost conscious, and results oriented and that cultivates an employee culture that is connected across departments, that is committed to being a good public steward, and that is determined to make a positive difference in the lives of Mercer Island residents.
Address & Contact Information
Mercer Island City Hall
9611 SE 36th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Phone: (206) 275-7780