Deputy City Manager leaving Tacoma City Hall

Tacoma’s Deputy City Manager Rey Arellano will be leaving City Hall effective Fri., May 4, according to an announcement made Monday to City employees.

“Rey is leaving the City of Tacoma to actively pursue opportunities to serve as a city manager in a different organization,” wrote City Manager T. C. Broadnax in an e-mail to staff. “I would like to take this time to express my sincere appreciation for the support Rey has provided to me during my transition into the City organization, and for the many contributions he has made in his career at the City.”

Arellano served as deputy city manager since 2006, was appointed interim city manager in July 2011 after Tacoma City Council voted not to extend former city manager Eric Anderson’s employment contract, and was one of five people who applied for the vacant city manager position. Broadnax was hired and began serving as city manager in February.

Prior to Tacoma, Arellano worked for the City of San Diego, Calif. as the deputy city manager and chief information officer from 2002-2006, and from 1999-2002 he was a group project manager for Ryder System Inc.

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