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Peter Troedsson is Albany’s New City Manager

Peter Troedsson has been named the City of Albany’s new City Manager and will begin work here on June 26, 2017.  Troedsson, 55, has been Deputy City Manager for the City of Bothell, Washington, for the last three years following a career in the U.S. Coast Guard. 

He will replace Wes Hare, 64, who is retiring June 30 after 12 years as Albany City Manager.

Troedsson said he was attracted to Albany’s small-town charm, the beauty of its surrounding environment, and its strong track record of good management.  He said he intends to continue that record, emphasizing stewardship of public assets and trust, keeping projects such as the construction of the new fire and police stations on schedule and under budget, and advancing ongoing initiatives such as downtown revitalization and succession planning within the City staff.

“Wes is retiring with an enviable record of success in fiscal management and promoting transparency within local government, and I’m looking forward to building on that solid foundation,” Troedsson said.  “I’m very grateful to the City Council for this opportunity, and I look forward to working with the strong team that’s in place at City Hall.”

Albany Mayor Sharon Konopa said, “This is an important time of leadership change for Albany.  Peter will have quality, seasoned staff to ease his transition to this new role.”

Troedsson came to Bothell after 30 years of active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard; a career helicopter pilot, he retired with the rank of Captain.  His career included service as Chief of Staff for the Eighth Coast Guard District in New Orleans during the Deepwater Horizon explosion and cleanup and as a Military Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.  He served as commander at Coast Guard air stations in Astoria, Oregon, and Savannah, Georgia.  His last active duty assignment was as Coast Guard liaison to the Office of the Secretary of Defense. 

He holds a bachelor of arts degree from UCLA in political science and Scandinavian languages; a master’s in public administration from George Washington University; and a master’s in strategic studies from the Air War College.  He is an International City-County Management Association credentialed manager.

Troedsson’s starting salary in Albany is $153,400.