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City Administrator
Responsibilities
The City Administrator’s Office functions under the authority of the Mayor and provides professional management for the City. The City Administrator is the chief administrative officer of the City and is a link between the Mayor, City Council, staff, and citizens. The City Administrator carries out the mission, goals, and policies, established by the Mayor and City Council, and keeps them informed on important matters relating to municipal government functions.

The City Administrator manages the City’s day-to-day operations, supervises all City departments, and balances service level demands with scarce financial resources and personnel. He directs the preparation of the City’s budget, and oversees the economic development, public information, community relations, intergovernmental relations, and communications of the City. The City Administrator also represents the City's positions and interests at regional forums, committees, and work groups.

In addition, the City Administrator serves as the City’s risk manager, oversees information technology services, and serves as the community development director.

About the Administrator
Ted Danek brings significant military and municipal leadership to DuPont.
Approved by the City Council on October 29, 2013, Ted Danek began his time as Interim City Administrator on Monday, November 4, 2013 and was confirmed as the permanent choice in March of 2014.

Ted is a retired US Air Force pilot who served 25 years. Married, with two grown daughters, Ted moved to DuPont from Spokane to rejoin public service. He and his wife enjoy living in DuPont and, like so many others, he came by accident but stayed on purpose. 

Ted brings a great deal of public and private experience to the City. Highlights of his tour in the Air Force include; squadron commander, living in three different countries with his family, and being assigned to the embassy in Honduras. Following his retirement from the US Air Force, Ted was the City Administrator for the City of Spokane. After more than four years with the City of Spokane, he became the Director of Sales and Marketing for a national audit firm. Outside of his work with the City of DuPont, Ted owns two small businesses.

Ted brings an attitude of "working backwards from yes" and has helped streamline how the City does business. While not every frustration with the government can be solved, Ted encourages his co-workers at the City to apply good, old fashioned, common sense to help get the citizens of DuPont what they need. Look for the "City of DuPont Friday Letter" in which Ted presents topics of community interest and answers to community questions.


 



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Contact

Thomas "Ted" Danek

1700 Civic Drive
DuPont, WA  98327

Ph: (253) 912-5215
Fax: (253) 964-3554