Wenatchee city official officially hired for Moses Lake job

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With just a few tweaks left to make in her contract, the City of Moses Lake has officially hired Wenatchee’s Allison Williams as its new city manager.

Kevin Fuhr, Moses Lake police chief and interim city manager, said the City Council reviewed a background check on Williams in executive session Tuesday evening, then made the hiring official.

Williams is the city of Wenatchee’s executive services director, having worked in city leadership roles for more than 21 years.

The Moses Lake City Council announced in November it had chosen Williams over two over finalists for the city manager job pending the background check.

Williams will be paid a base salary of $160,000 in her new job, Fuhr said. The position had been advertised in the $150,000 to $180,000 range.

John Williams, the former city manager, resigned in July amid several claims of harassment and discrimination from former and current FEMALE city employees.

Williams is expected to start her new job in January.

A celebration of Williams’ service to Wenatchee will be held Dec. 23 at the City Hall council chambers from 3 to 5 p.m.