North Bend names David Miller permanent City Administrator

At the May 5th North Bend City Council meeting David Miller was named permanent city administrator. Miller had been serving as North Bend’s Interim City Administrator since January 16, 2020.

David Miller

Miller joined the City of North Bend as Community and Economic Development Director in 2017 and moved into the role of Interim City Administrator after Mark Rigos decided to return to his role as Deputy City Administrator and Public Works Director.

“I am honored to serve North Bend in this capacity and am grateful for the support our City Council expressed in making this decision,” Miller said.

Miller’s professional background includes 27 years working in Arizona, California, Washington and Oregon in Community Development Director and Public Works Director positions. In addition to public sector work, he has 26 years of private sector work experience in real estate development and planning consulting work.

“During a time of uncertainly and great challenges due to COVID-19, Dave has proven invaluable over the last few months since stepping into the role of Interim City Administrator. I am confident that his experience and understanding of North Bend will continue to provide me and the City the stability needed to accomplish the large workload and service delivery our residents expect from us,” Mayor Rob McFarland said.

The City of North Bend said Miller will also continue to serve as Community and Economic Director, overseeing the Planning, Building, and Economic Development departments.

According to a city news release, Miller has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Design – Architecture from the University of Washington and is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners and the American Planning Association. He is a member of the American Public Works Association and a former Board Member of the California Chapter of the American Planning Board and the California Chapter of the American Planning Association. His experience also includes serving as lecturer for APWA Management Class series for certifications.

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  • They need someone that has been in north bend for a long time to be deciding what needs to happen. Have some respect and consider of the people that grew up here before you change it to Sammamish. There are places to build other than changing small logging town that it once was completely.

  • I don’t want to live in ‘East Snoqualmie’, I thought I lived in North Bend! Please stop changing my small town into your private development piggy bank.

  • Living Snoqualmie