Mayor hires new city clerk

Sep 19, 2013
Scott Passey

Mayor Dave Earling last week welcomed and introduced the City’s new city clerk, Scott Passey. Passey will begin his work with Edmonds on Oct. 1.

The City received 23 applications, and invited five individuals to interview.  Each applicant interviewed in front of a five-person panel, including directors, city clerk staff, and a city clerk from another jurisdiction.

The mayor also interviewed all five applicants.  The field was then narrowed to two, and each went through another round of interviews.

After careful consideration, the mayor selected Passey as the number one candidate.  The Human Resources Department completed background, criminal history, education and reference checks.

The mayor said he was pleased to have such a qualified applicant pool, and added, “We are fortunate to have someone join our city with the experience, local knowledge and a leader in the city clerk profession.”

Passey has been the city clerk for the City of Shoreline since June 2005.  Prior to that he was the deputy city clerk, and communications assistant for Shoreline since 2002.

Before coming to Shoreline, he worked as a legislative assistant for three years.

Passey has a bachelor’s degree from 1992, master’s degree from 1995, and is a Master Municipal Clerk from 2011.

Passey has served in a leadership role in the Washington Municipal Clerk’s Association and is currently the president.

Passey lives in Edmonds, and is excited to be living and working in the same community.

He enjoys music composition, physical fitness, cooking, scuba diving, and time with family.

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