July 13, 2024 7:23 pm

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New City Administrator coming to Marysville

MARYSVILLE—The City of Marysville welcomes Jennifer Pearson Stapleton as its new City Administrator. She has built her career in local government, most recently as the first City Administrator for the City of Sandpoint, Idaho, where she held that top position from 2016 until early this year. Her first day on the job in Marysville will be Monday, July 15.

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Image of Jennifer Stapleton, City Administrator, provided by the city of Marysville.

“I’m excited to bring our new City Administrator Jennifer Stapleton on board. She adds considerable experience and expertise to our city team that will be valuable as we continue to prioritize effective and efficient governing practices in serving our community,” Mayor Jon Nehring said.

Stapleton earlier served as Director of Grants Management & Financial Assistance and Interim Director of Community, Housing & Human Services for the City of Spokane. She previously held significant grants management roles with Spokane County and the Inland Northwest Community Foundation, and was Executive Director for the Spokane County Domestic Violence Consortium.

“I am honored and look forward to joining the incredible team at the City of Marysville as the next city administrator,” Stapleton said. “I have been impressed with the forward thinking of the city’s elected leadership and dedication of city staff and I am committed to positively contributing to the continued success of the city organization and the community.”

Stapleton earned a master’s degree in Public Administration from Eastern Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Gonzaga University.

She succeeds Gloria Hirashima, who recently retired after a distinguished 35-year career with the City of Marysville, the last 14 as its top administrator.        

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