City Manager

Carolyn Hope is the interim city manager of Burien. The city manager is responsible for the administration of the city. He provides policy advice, directs the daily operations of city government, oversees personnel functions (including the power to hire and remove employees), and is responsible for preparing the city budget. The city manager is appointed by the City Council.

The City Manager Department includes the following divisions:


Adolfo Bailon

City Manager

Ph: (206) 241-4647

Updated August 8, 2022