City Manager

Lyman Howard became Sammamish City Manager on March 1, 2016. He joined the city staff in 2001, served as Finance Director and Assistant City Manager until 2011, and was then promoted to Deputy City Manager.

Prior to joining Sammamish, Howard worked in the City of Seattle and City of Kirkland finance departments.

He has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Willamette University (Salem, Oregon) and an undergraduate degree in anthropology from Albion College (Albion, Michigan).

In Sammamish, the City Manager is selected by the City Council to serve as the city’s professional administrator. Among other things, the City Manager:

  • Carries out all City Council policies
  • Directs all city operations, projects and programs
  • Oversees the preparation and administration of the city budget
  • Develops strong intergovernmental relations with other jurisdictions
  • Hires city staff
  • Serves as the chief advisor to the City Council
  • Keeps the City Council apprised of the city’s financial and operational status
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