Carolyn Hope Selected Interim Burien City Manager

City of Burien Seeking Search Firm to Select New City Manager
Posted on 01/11/2022
Carolyn Hope.

Update: A previous version of this story listed Hope as the acting city manager. She has been appointed as interim.

The Burien City Council appointed Carolyn Hope to be the interim city manager for the City of Burien. Hope currently serves as director of the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department and has served as acting city manager during some of the current city manager’s furlough and vacation days.

Prior to joining the City of Burien in 2019, Hope worked for the City of Redmond in its Parks and Recreation Department.

“Carolyn is an exceptional leader and manager with a broad level of experience,” City Manager Brian Wilson said. “She will provide steady leadership during this transition.”

Hope has a Bachelor of Arts degree in public administration and political science from the University of Maine and a Master of Environmental Studies from Yale University.

“I am honored to be chosen to lead the organization through this time of transition,” said Hope. “I am proud to serve with a really strong leadership team and highly competent staff.”

Hope will become interim Burien City Manager effective January 16, 2022.

Search for new city manager continues

The City has issued a request for proposals for an executive search firm to assist the City Council in recruiting and selecting the next city manager. Proposals are due Friday, January 14, 2022. The community will be invited to participate in the selection process. The City Council is responsible for selecting the city manager.