Edmonds resident Scott Passey named new Edmonds City Clerk
Edmonds resident and current Shoreline City Clerk Scott Passey has been appointed the new Edmonds City Clerk, replacing long-time City Clerk Sandy Chase, who is retiring.
Mayor Dave Earling announced Passey’s appointment on Wednesday. Passey will begin his work with Edmonds on Oct. 1
The City received 23 applications, and invited five individuals to interview in front of a five-person panel, including department directors, City Clerk staff, and a City Clerk from another jurisdiction. Earling then interviewed all five applicants. The field was narrowed to two, who each went through another round of interviews, after which the Mayor made the final selection.
“We are fortunate to have someone join our city with the experience, local knowledge and a leader in the City Clerk profession,” Passey said.
Passey has been the City Clerk for the City of Shoreline since June 2005. Prior to that, he was the Deputy City Clerk, and Communications Assistant for Shoreline since 2002. Before coming to Shoreline, he worked as a legislative assistant for three years. Passey has his Bachelor of Arts Degree from 1992, Master of Arts Degree from 1995 and is a Master Municipal Clerk from 2011.Passey has served in a leadership role in the Washington Municipal Clerk’s Association and is currently the association president
Passey enjoys music composition, physical fitness, cooking, scuba diving and time with family.