(Seattle, WA) Mark McDermott has resigned his position as City of Seattle Personnel Director to become regional representative of the U.S. Department of Labor, based in Seattle.
McDermott informed Mayor Mike McGinn last week of his resignation, which is effective April 30.

(Seattle, WA) Mark McDermott has resigned his position as City of Seattle Personnel Director to become regional representative of the U.S. Department of Labor, based in Seattle.

McDermott informed Mayor Mike McGinn last week of his resignation, which is effective April 30.

“I congratulate Mark McDermott on his new role in the Obama Administration and thank him for his tremendous years of service to the City of Seattle,” McGinn said.

McDermott, who has been at the City since 1998 and Personnel Director since 2006, told the Mayor he had applied for the Department of Labor job shortly after Obama was elected. He will report to Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, as Regional Representative for Region X, which includes Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and North and South Dakota.

“I am very appreciative of the opportunity to serve in your administration,” McDermott said in his resignation letter. “I leave City service with great excitement for the opportunity to serve President Obama and Secretary Solis and our great nation. I leave with sadness as I love our great city, its government and its talented and dedicated employees. I wish you and your administration the best in the coming years.”

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