At its December 13 meeting, the City Council of University Place voted to retain Stephen P. Sugg as the City Manager effective January 1, 2011. Mr. Sugg has most recently served the City in the position of Deputy City Manager beginning in February 2006 and was appointed Interim City Manager at the retirement earlier this year of University Place’s first City Manager, Bob Jean.
As a member of the U.P. staff for the past 14 years Mr. Sugg has served as Director of Community Development and Director of Public Works. He has been responsible for the planning, design and construction of public works infrastructure, including the Bridgeport Way Project which received the Puget Sound Regional Council’s “Vision 2020 Award” in March 2000. Mr. Sugg has also led the City’s Downtown Revitalization Project – a planned mixed-use development along Bridgeport Way which includes a new regional Library, City Hall and Police Station.
Mayor Debbie Klosowski voiced her support for the decision to retain Mr. Sugg. “During the years Steve has worked for the City of University Place his high standards, hard work and commitment to our community brought him to the level of Interim City Manager. His performance this past year has solidified our confidence that he is the right person for the job, and I am pleased to announce his appointment as City Manager.”
Prior to his employment with University Place, Mr. Sugg was a Senior Engineer with Burns & McDonnell, a national consulting engineering firm based in Kansas City, Missouri. His education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Villanova University in 1977 and a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management from the University of Kansas in 2000.
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