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Posted on: October 14, 2021

New co-directors named at Marysville Public Works

Karen Latimer and Jeff Laycock

The City of Marysville has named Karen Latimer and Jeff Laycock as Co-Directors of Public Works. Under the department’s new structure, Latimer is Director of Utilities and Public Works Services, while Laycock is Director of Engineering and Transportation Services. 

In making the announcement, Gloria Hirashima, Chief Administrative Officer, said, “Public Works Operations include water, sewer, stormwater, streets, garbage, parks and other operations that are essential daily services for our citizens. 

“We feel fortunate to have two talented and capable employees to entrust with the leadership and oversight of managing these programs. Karen and Jeff are experienced professionals who have demonstrated financial stewardship, innovation and customer service for the Marysville community.”

Latimer, most recently the Utility Manager, began working for Marysville Public Works in 2011, where she also served as Operations Manager and Water Resources Manager. She previously served as Public Works Operations Manager for the City of Snohomish and, prior to that, worked for more than 20 years for the City of Arlington Public Works Department. Latimer earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Columbia College in Colombia, MO, and studied Engineering at the University of Colorado. 

“Marysville is a wonderful community where four generations of my family made a home,” Latimer said. “It has been an honor to serve the Marysville community the past 10 years and I look forward to continuing my service in a new role.”

Laycock has worked for the City of Marysville since 2007, most recently as City Engineer; prior to that he was a Project Manager, Project Engineer and Associate Transportation Engineer. He previously worked in the private sector for RH2 Engineering. A Licensed Professional Engineer, Laycock earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Washington State University. 

“I grew up in Marysville and consider it a privilege to work in this community and contribute towards projects that improve the lives of our citizens,” he said. 

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