Carl Cole, City Manager



Former Chief of Police Carl Cole began his role as City Manager on Monday, January 7, 2019.   To learn more, click here for the press release dated November 9, 2018.

The City of SeaTac has a Council-Manager form of government. The City Council appoints a full-time City Manager to oversee the daily operations of the City, and to advise, implement and administer the policies adopted by the City Council.

To view the City Manager's Office current Vision, Mission and Goals click on the Road Map button below.

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The City Manager’s Office staff consists of seven full-time employees. The primary responsibilities of the City Manager are to prepare a proposed budget for the City Council's review and adoption, submit policy options and recommendations to the City Council, and oversee the day-to-day operations of the municipal government to ensure the attainment of the policy goals set by the City Council.

Key functions of the City Manager's Office include: administrative support to the Council, community relations and communications, contract negotiations, inter-governmental coordination with surrounding communities as well as the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Sound Transit, legislative and Congressional representation, research on regional issues, leadership of the City’s strategic planning and process improvement efforts, and staff coordinator to the SeaTac Airport Committee.