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Posted on: July 11, 2022

City of Longview promotes Kristina Swanson to Assistant City Manager

The City of Longview is pleased to announce that Kristina (Kris) Swanson has been promoted to the position of Assistant City Manager, effective July 1, 2022. Kris previously served as the City’s Administrative Services Director from March 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022 until her recent promotion. Prior to joining the City of Longview, Kris served 2.5 years as the Director of Operations for the Washington State Auditors Office and 26 years in the Cowlitz County Auditors Office, where she began her career and was subsequently elected to five terms as Cowlitz County Auditor.

In collaboration with the City Manager, the Assistant City Manager serves on the City executive team and is responsible for directing, and administering policies, procedures, programs, and budgets which affect City departments. In this position, Kris will provide staff support to the City Manager and City Council on a variety of issues and assignments and will serve as City Manager in the City Manager’s absence from the City.

“It is with sincere pleasure and great confidence that I appoint Kris Swanson as the City’s Assistant City Manager,” said City Manager Kurt Sacha. “Given her longstanding career in public service, tireless work ethic and proven track record as a collaborative and highly praised leader, it seemed only natural for me to elevate Kris to this position.”  

 I am excited to have her serve in a new capacity and look forward to working with Kris in her new role.”

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