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Burien City Council approves contract 5-2 for Brian Wilson as new city manager

Burien City Council approves contract 5-2 for Brian Wilson as new city manager

By Jack Mayne Burien will have a new city manager on July 10 with the approval of an employment contract for Brian Wilson, former chief of staff and police chief of Federal Way. Two-thirds through the... [Read more]

Burien City Council votes to hire Brian Wilson as new City Manager

Burien City Council votes to hire Brian Wilson as new City Manager

At Monday night’s special meeting, the Burien City Council selected Brian Wilson as the new City Manager. Wilson was one of the five final candidates that the council had been interviewing and considering... [Read more]

INTERNCAST: Intern Devin Otto interviews Burien’s City Manager finalists

INTERNCAST: Intern Devin Otto interviews Burien’s City Manager finalists

On Friday, April 7, our new Big Picture High School Intern Devin Otto met with and interviewed the five finalist candidates for Burien’s new City Manager at an open meeting at the Community Center. The... [Read more]

Council holding Sat. meeting on City Manager finalists; public meeting Friday

Council holding Sat. meeting on City Manager finalists; public meeting Friday

The Burien City Council will be holding a special meeting this Saturday, April 8 to review the five finalist candidates for City Manager. The meeting will begin bright and early at 8 a.m. at City Hall (download... [Read more]

City Council announces five finalists for new Burien City Manager position

City Council announces five finalists for new Burien City Manager position

The Burien City Council at Monday night’s Retreat (March 27) announced the five final applicants for the position of Burien City Manager. The firm Colin Baenziger & Associates conducted the search... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Reception to meet new City Manager finalists will be April 7

SAVE THE DATE: Reception to meet new City Manager finalists will be April 7

The public is invited to attend a Community Reception to meet the finalists for the City of Burien City Manager position on Friday, April 7, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at City Hall Guests will be asked to... [Read more]

Former Burien City Manager Kamuron Gurol takes new job with Sound Transit

Former Burien City Manager Kamuron Gurol takes new job with Sound Transit

Former Burien City Manager Kamuron Gurol – who was unexpectedly ousted by the City Council on Sept. 26, 2016 – announced Monday (Feb. 27) that he has taken a new job with Sound Transit. Gurol will... [Read more]

City Council appoints former Des Moines city manager as interim Burien manager

City Council appoints former Des Moines city manager as interim Burien manager

After an hour-plus interview of two candidates, the Burien City Council voted 5-0 Monday night (Oct. 10) to appoint retired Des Moines City Manager Tony Piasecki as interim manager of Burien…

Council holding special meeting Monday night to find Interim City Manager

Council holding special meeting Monday night to find Interim City Manager

The Burien City Council will be holding a special meeting on Monday night, Oct. 10, to conduct interviews with Interim City Manager candidates. The meeting will start at 6 p.m., and will be held in the... [Read more]

JACK MAYNE: ‘What the blazes is going on at Burien City Hall?’

JACK MAYNE: ‘What the blazes is going on at Burien City Hall?’

Commentary by Senior Writer Jack Mayne (click “Play” button to hear audio version:) http://b-townblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/JackMayneEditorialGurol093016.mp3 What the blazes is going on at... [Read more]

Burien City Manager Kamuron Gurol fired at Monday night’s council session

Burien City Manager Kamuron Gurol fired at Monday night’s council session

By Jack Mayne After an executive session at the end of a nearly four hour study session, the Burien City Council voted 4-3 Monday night (Sept. 26) to have the city attorney prepare a “separation agreement”... [Read more]

Former Burien city manager Mike Martin sued for discrimination, hostility

Former Burien city manager Mike Martin sued for discrimination, hostility

By Jack Mayne Although a city hired investigator rejected a charge that Lynden City Administrator Mike Martin had created a hostile work environment and discriminated against them, the three have filed... [Read more]

Probe says former City Manager Martin innocent; lawsuit remains unsettled

Probe says former City Manager Martin innocent; lawsuit remains unsettled

By Jack Mayne Former Burien City Manager Mike Martin was found not to have discriminated against three female former Lynden, Wash. city officials in one investigation, but a multi-million dollar lawsuit... [Read more]

Former Burien City Manager Mike Martin investigated for ‘gender discrimination’

Former Burien City Manager Mike Martin investigated for ‘gender discrimination’

Ex-City Manager Mike Martin at a 2009 Burien City Council meeting. By Jack Mayne Former Burien City Manager Mike Martin is under investigation in Lynden, Whatcom County, after three female department heads... [Read more]

Normandy Park City Council hires Bob Jean as interim City Manager

Normandy Park City Council hires Bob Jean as interim City Manager

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: After spending three hours questioning three candidates for interim city manager, the City Council voted on Wednesday night (Jan. 7) to hire Bob Jean, a veteran... [Read more]

New City Manager Kamuron Gurol is bullish on Burien’s future

New City Manager Kamuron Gurol is bullish on Burien’s future

Kamuron Gurol has been on the job as Burien’s new city manager for only four months, yet this has afforded him more than enough time to become bullish on the city’s future…

Council approves City Manager evaluation process; agreement to build public trail

Council approves City Manager evaluation process; agreement to build public trail

City Manager Kamuron Gurol. by Jack Mayne Burien’s new City Manager will be evaluated by the Council next month, then twice more during his first year under a new process adopted by the lawmakers... [Read more]

ANALYSIS: Burien has a new, positive approach to government

ANALYSIS: Burien has a new, positive approach to government

by Jack Mayne If you have not attended a Burien City Council meeting or watched the televised sessions for a while, you need to take a new look. The whole meeting atmosphere has changed from rigid and bristling non-information…

Burien City Council unanimously votes to select Kamuron Gurol as City Manager

Burien City Council unanimously votes to select Kamuron Gurol as City Manager

By a unanimous 7-0 vote, the Burien City Council voted to select as its new City Manager Kamuron D. Gurol at Monday night’s special session, held at the Burien Community Center…

Burien City Council holding ‘special meeting’ for City Manager Monday night

Burien City Council holding ‘special meeting’ for City Manager Monday night

The City of Burien sent out a notice on Friday (March 7) announcing that: “The Burien City Council will hold a Special Meeting for the purpose of authorizing the Mayor to execute a contract for the... [Read more]

Local residents meet the five finalists for Burien City Manager position Friday

Local residents meet the five finalists for Burien City Manager position Friday

An estimated 60 local residents had an opportunity to meet the five finalists for the vacant Burien City Manager position at a Feb. 28 open house in the community center.  One candidate – Michael... [Read more]

Names of six finalists for Burien City Manager position announced

Names of six finalists for Burien City Manager position announced

On Friday (Feb. 21), the names of the six finalists for the City Manager position were released by the City of Burien. Residents have been invited by the city to meet the finalists on Friday, Feb. 28 from... [Read more]

Residents can meet City Manager finalists at Community Center on Feb. 28

Residents can meet City Manager finalists at Community Center on Feb. 28

The City of Burien announced Tuesday (Feb. 4) that it’s inviting residents to meet finalists for the City Manager position on Friday, Feb. 28 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Burien Community Center…

Burien City Council to narrow list of Applicants for City Manager Jan. 23

Burien City Council to narrow list of Applicants for City Manager Jan. 23

Your 2014 Burien City Councilmembers include, from top left: Nancy Tosta, Gerald Robison, Lauren Berkowitz, Steve Armstrong; (2nd row, L to R): Debi Wagner, Deputy Mayor Bob Edgar and Mayor Lucy Krakowiak. The... [Read more]