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Voetberg Named New Public Works Director of Skagit County


June 27, 2007

Skagit County Administrator Gary Rowe announced Monday the hiring of Jim Voetberg of Ketchikan as the new Skagit County Public Works Director. Voetberg is currently the Public Works Director for the Ketchikan Gateway Borough.

"We are excited to bring Jim on board," said Rowe. "We had an excellent slate of candidates for this position. Our commissioners and myself feel he is the best qualified."

Voetberg, is a registered civil engineer in Alaska and Washington State and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon State University in Civil/Forestry Engineering. Prior to serving as Public Works Director in the Ketchikan Gateway Bureau, he was Assistant City Manager for the City of Ketchikan. His resume also includes experience as a project and staff engineer in the private sector.

"We can't thank Gene Sampley and our staff enough for doing a great job in the selection process,' said Skagit County Commissioner Don Munks. "This is a very important leadership position and we look forward to working with Mr. Voetberg."

According to a information released by Rowe, Voetberg will begin his new position in late July. "I believe my senior managerial experience in the public sector with my experience in project management and department management makes me a strong candidate for this position," Voetberg said.

Voetberg was not available at his Ketchikan Gateway Borough office for additional comments Tuesday.

Skagit County is located in the northwest portion of Washington State, between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, B.C. Canada.



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