At its regular meeting on February 8, the Lake Forest Park City Council confirmed Mayor Jeff Johnson’s appointment of Phillip D. Hill as City Administrator. As he assumes his new duties with the City of Lake Forest Park, Mr. Hill leaves his position as Assistant City Manager at Midvale City, Utah, which he has held since 2008. His employment at Midvale City began in 2000, first as a City Planner and then as Director, Community and Economic Development. Prior to that, he was a Planner with West Jordon City, Utah. He has a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning from the University of Utah.
With Pete Rose’s announcement of his retirement, effective April 2, 2018, the City began recruiting for a new City Administrator last fall. Following a nationwide recruiting process, the City invited five finalists to interview for the position. An open house on January 18, 2018 gave the community and City staff the opportunity to meet and speak informally with the candidates. Finalists were interviewed the following day by four panels: Mayor Johnson, City Council, Leadership Team, and a Public Advisory Panel.
Phillip Hill is relocating to Washington over the next month with his wife and two children. He enjoys fly fishing, hiking, camping, kayaking and skiing with his family.
His first day at the City of Lake Forest Park is Monday, March 26.