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Posted on: March 2, 2023

Swanson takes helm as City Manager

On Wednesday, March 1, Kristina (Kris) Swanson took the helm as Longview’s City Manager.
Although Swanson was appointed by the city council in November, it was not official until Kurt
Sacha’s retirement. Sacha’s final day was February 28 after 45 years of dedicated service.

Swanson is Longview’s sixth city manager and first female in this role. She has been employed
with the City since March 2020, where she started as Administrative Services Director. In July
2022, she was promoted to Assistant City Manager. Prior to joining the City of Longview, Kris
served 2.5 years as the Director of Operations for the Washington State Auditor’s Office and 26
years in the Cowlitz County Auditor’s Office, where she began her career and was subsequently
elected to five terms as Cowlitz County Auditor.

“I’m very honored to be selected by the City Council to serve as Longview’s City Manager,”
said Swanson. “It is an incredible opportunity to lead a dedicated and talented team in this great
city. I look forward to collaborating with the Council, staff, residents and the business
community as we continue to lead Longview in a positive direction.”

"Kris' extensive experience in public service at the city, county, and state level, combined with
her success driven leadership and collaborative skills are an exceptional combination for the
City," states Mayor MaryAlice Wallis. “What a fantastic opportunity for the City of Longview
and Council to work together with Manager Kris Swanson."

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