Shelton, WA — The Shelton City Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael McCarty as the new Interim City Manager, effective September 17, 2018.
McCarty has had a long career serving cities and local government in Washington State for over forty years. Most recently, he retired as the Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) in 2016. AWC is a state municipal league that lobbies on behalf of Washington’s cities and towns, trains and educates municipal elected officials and staff, and provides a variety of insurance services to municipalities across the state.
Prior to his time with AWC, McCarty served as the City Administrator for the City of Shelton from 1984 to 2000, after joining the City in 1979. He was instrumental in the development of the Shelton Civic Center; facilitated the expansion of the Shelton branch of Olympic College; and oversaw the north end infrastructure improvements that led to significant commercial development.
McCarty is a graduate of Washington State University and holds an MBA from the University of Puget Sound. He is a former Board Member of the National League of Cities, the NLC Mutual Insurance Company, and served as President of the Washington City/County Management Association. McCarty is also the past President of Shelton Rotary and the Mason County Economic Development Council.
Mike has been married to his wife Virginia (Gin) for forty-four years. They have lived in Mason County since 1979. They have a grown son and daughter. He and Gin enjoy volunteering, traveling, walking and exercise, snow skiing, and maintaining their extensive yard and garden.
“The City is fortunate to have someone with Mike's local experience and extensive municipal government knowledge to fill the Interim City Manager position,” said Mayor Bob Rogers. “The Council is looking forward to working with him on moving ahead with City goals and initiatives.”
As part of the initial contract with Slavin Management Consultants, the Council has retained the Georgia based firm to conduct a second nationwide recruitment for a permanent replacement later this year.