Adolfo Bailon to be Next City Manager

Burien City Council Votes to Approve Contract for Adolfo Bailon to be Burien’s Next City Manager
Posted on 07/01/2022
Photo of Adolfo Bailon over illustration of Burien City Hall.

The Burien City Council voted unanimously to appoint Adolfo Bailon to be the City of Burien’s new city manager, following an extensive interview and selection process. The City Council approved a contract agreement with Bailon during its meeting on June 30, 2022.

The City of Burien conducted a national search, receiving more than 50 applications from a diverse set of candidates. The City Council sought community feedback on what both the community and City staff wanted to see in the new city manager. Community and staff also had the opportunity to meet the candidates in an open house and hear them interviewed in public meetings. City staff and community provided their feedback on the candidates through an online survey.

Bailon most recently served as Town Manager for the Town of Randolph, VT. He also served as a director of the Mayor’s Center for City Services for the City of Providence, RI and served as a senior field representative for United States Senator Barbara Boxer between 2004-2012. He is a member of the International City/County Manager Association.

He will be the first person of color and first Latino to serve as city manager for the City of Burien.

His first day will be August 8, 2022.

“I am honored to be chosen as Burien’s next city manager,” said Bailon. “Burien is a dynamic city with an engaged and active community, and dedicated and hard-working city staff. I will work very hard to be an integral part of the team that brings greater prosperity to Burien.”

“We want to thank everyone who participated in the extensive process to find the right candidate for city manager,” said Mayor Sofia Aragon. “Mr. Bailon brings the right mix of experience and leadership style to lead Burien through upcoming challenges. The Burien City Council is looking forward to working with staff and the community to integrate him into the work of the city and support him in being successful.”

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