Gregory J. Nickels, Mayor
Timothy A. Gallagher, Superintendent
For immediate release December 10, 2007
Contact: Dewey Potter, 206-684-7241
NEWLY CONFIRMED PARKS SUPERINTENDENT APPOINTS CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS DEPUTY
Timothy A. Gallagher, confirmed today as Superintendent of Seattle Parks and Recreation by a unanimous vote by the Seattle City Council, has appointed Christopher Williams his Deputy Superintendent.
“Over the past couple of months I have had the opportunity to work closely with Christopher,” said Gallagher, “and I have appreciated his professionalism, integrity, fairness and his hard work. As my first official action I appoint him to the position of Deputy Superintendent, allowing him to continue in his role as chief of staff.
“Christopher is passionate about parks and recreation because he believes the work of the organization makes a difference in the lives of people in the community,” Gallagher added.
Williams, a Columbia University graduate with a Master’s of Public Administration from Seattle University, spent eight years as a commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps. He came to Seattle Parks in 1993 and has served in several capacities, including safety officer, park resources manager, and director of the operations division, which oversees recreation programs and grounds maintenance. He has served as Interim Superintendent since February 2007.
Dec 10, 2007