Sammamish council appoints Patterson as interim city manager

Patterson has 40-plus years of municipal experience, including 15 years as city manager and interim city manager for various cities in Oregon.

On Aug. 23, the Sammamish City Council appointed Larry Patterson as interim city manager.

Patterson will begin serving on Aug. 28 and will work with council to move forward the budget process and search for a permanent city manager.

Patterson brings more than 40 years of municipal experience to the interim position, including 15 years as city manager for Bend, Oregon and serving as interim city manager for the cities of Florence, Oregon, Creswell, Oregon and Ashland, Oregon.

Moving forward, city staff will work with council to determine the process council will utilize to hire a permanent city manager.