Yakima has a new city manager and his name is Robert Harrison. On Tuesday the Yakima City Council approved a contract with Harrison who will start his job on September 1. Harrison is expected to make an annual base salary of $207,000. A news release from the city says Harrison was Renton’s chief administrative officer from 2018 until May of this year.  Harrison was one of four finalists for the position who were interviewed by a panel of seven community members and a panel of seven senior City staff members. The finalists were interviewed on Wednesday, July 8 and Harrison was the top pick.
Harrison will replace Cliff Moore, who served as Yakima city manager from July 2016 through August 2019.