Executive Staff

Lisa Beaton
Lisa Beaton
Executive Staff - City Attorney
Phone: 509-585-4272

The City Attorney is the legal advisor to the City Manager, Administrative Staff, and City Council. The City Attorney’s Office prosecutes misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor cases for the City. The City Attorney and such Assistant City Attorneys as may be authorized, represent the City in all civil proceedings.
Emily Estes-Cross
Emily Estes-Cross
Executive Staff - Parks and Recreation Director 
Phone: 509-585-4258

The Parks and Recreation Director oversees the daily maintenance and operations of city parks, greenways, municipal facilities, Southridge Sports and Events Complex and Keewaydin Community Center, ensuring equitable access to recreation, implementation of the Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Plan and Capital Improvement Program, and activities that foster the economic impacts of tourism.
Ken Hohenberg
Ken Hohenberg
Executive Staff - Chief of Police
Phone: 509-585-1307

The Police Chief provides oversight, as well as ensuring the day-to-day functioning of the organization. This includes administering and monitoring the budget, hiring appropriate personnel for the operation of the Police Department, ensuring compliance to contractual issues, and most importantly, ensuring public safety.
Dan Legard
Dan Legard
Executive Staff - Finance Director
Phone: 509-585-4477

The Finance Director is responsible for overseeing finance, budget, audit, financial reporting and customer service.
Evelyn Lusignan
Evelyn Lusignan
Executive Staff - Public Relations & Customer Service Manager
Phone: 509-585-4265

Responsible for public relations and managing internal and external communications and public involvement strategies. Provides leadership and direction to the Customer Service Division and the cross-functional Economic Development team.

Gregory McCormick
Gregory McCormick
Executive Staff - Planning Director
Phone: 509-585-4463

The Community Planning Department consists of three divisions: Long Range Planning, Development Services and Building Safety. The responsibilities of the Department include implementing the community’s long term vision and goals contained in the city’s Comprehensive Plan; administering land use policy and law and construction codes adopted by City Council. The Department supports several boards and commissions including City Council, Planning Commission, Historic Preservation Commission and Hearing Examiner.
Chad Michaels
Chad Michael
Executive Staff - Fire Chief
Phone: 509-585-4559

The Fire Chief provides oversight, as well as ensuring the day-to-day functioning of the organization. This includes administering and monitoring the budget, hiring appropriate personnel for the operation of the Fire Department, ensuring compliance to contractual issues, and most importantly, ensuring public safety.
Corey Osborn
Corey Osborn
Executive Staff - HR Director & Assistant City Attorney

Phone: 509-585-44533

The Human Resources Director oversees all of the City’s human resources functions, including employee recruitment and retention, compensation and benefits administration, workplace policy development, employee and labor union relations, and employee safety and wellness. The Human Resources Department provides services, guidance, and support to all City staff.
Christina Palmer
Christina Palmer
Executive Staff - Director of Management Services
Phone: 509-585-4486

The Director of Management Services is responsible for overseeing the City Clerk's Office, Information Systems, Purchasing/Fleet/Warehouse, the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, and various cross-departmental special projects.
Cary M. Roe
Cary M. Roe, P.E.
Executive Staff - Public Works Director
Phone: 509-585-4292

The Public Works Director is responsible for the Public Works/Engineering Division, Utility Services Division, and Traffic Division. Responsibilities include: administration of the design, construction and maintenance of City streets, stormwater, water and sewer services, and traffic control.