Yakima City Manager Cliff Moore missed out on a comparable job in Flagstaff recently but his job search rebounded and City Hall is announcing that Moore has accepted the position of Washington State University (WSU) Extension Director for Jefferson County. Jefferson County is the thick of the Olympic National Forest and Port Townsend is the county seat.
Moore was hired by the Yakima City Council to in May 2016 and his last day on the job as Yakima City Manager will be August 20th.
Moore has extensive Extension experience serving as the WSU Extension Director in Thurston County from 2004 to 2009 and Associate Director of WSU distance degree programs from 1991 to 2004.
The Yakima City Council will meet in the near future to determine how to fill the city manager job in the short term and what process will be used to hire a new city manager.
“It has been an honor to serve as Yakima City Manager,” Moore said. “I have been so fortunate to work alongside an extraordinarily talented and dedicated team of City employees. I’m also grateful for the support I’ve received throughout my tenure from so many Yakima community members,” said Moore.