The City of Marysville has named Jason P. Smith as its new Human Resources Director. Smith most recently has served as the Marysville’s Training and Community Outreach Administrator. In that role he relaunched the city’s Diversity Advisory Committee and started the city’s Youth Advocacy Committee.
Prior to coming to Marysville, Smith served as Dean of Health Sciences and Public Safety at Everett Community College, where he was administrator for programs including Medical Assisting, Nursing, Physical Education, Fire Science, EMT and Criminal Justice as well as other specialties. He previously was Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at the University of Washington. He also served in the United States Marine Corps Active Duty and Reserves, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2017.
“Throughout his career Jason has been involved with collective bargaining and employee relations,” said Gloria Hirashima, the city’s Chief Administrative Officer. “He will bring his experience to focus on employee development and supporting a diverse workforce, which are priorities in our workforce and critical to all employers as we work to both recruit and retain skilled employees.”
Smith earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Whitman College, a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Master of Arts in Defense and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in Education Leadership from Washington State University.
Smith lives in Marysville with his wife and teenage son. Another son is attending Central Washington University and his adult daughter lives in Atlanta, GA.