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Sequim city manager gets pay raise

April 10th, 2013 - 6:02am

(Sequim) -- Sequim has approved a pay raise for one of its city officials. Based on high performance reviews, City Manager Steve Burkett has been awarded a 5% salary increase by the Sequim City Council, bringing his yearly salary up to $127,260.

Sequim Mayor, Ken Hays, singled out Burkett as, "consistently exceeding the expectations of the City Council." Hays cited Burkett's leadership experience and financial policies that allowed Sequim to weather a tough economic climate without a reduction of services to the City's populace.

The City Council approved the raise for Burkett at its Monday night meeting. Mayor Hays indicated that, the City Council reviewed salaries of other public sector leaders on the Olympic Peninsula and concluded that Burkett's new salary was appropriate as the Sequim City Manager. As a local comparison, the Port Angeles City Manager, Dan McKeen's 2013 salary is reported to be $137,725, while the Port Townsend City Manager, David Timmons' 2013 salary came in at $122,372. Other factors and perks such as health benefits, retirement benefits, and use of a vehicle are figured in separately.

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