FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|| Carolyn Siems,
Kitsap County Management Analyst
|| (360) 337-4412
Kitsap County Hires Director of Administrative Services
(Port Orchard) – Kitsap County announced today that Shawn Gabriel, currently serving as Deputy City Manager for the City of North Miami Beach, Florida, has been appointed as the new Director of Administrative Services. Gabriel has over 15 years experience in public administration, finance and budgeting, capital project management, grant administration and economic development. He joined the City of North Miami Beach in 2001 as Assistant Director of Public Services. Prior to that he held the position of Principal Planner for Miami-Dade County.
Gabriel holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Florida University and a B.A. from Clark Atlanta University. Gabriel is married with two young children and was already planning to relocate to the Pacific Northwest to join family members
currently living in the Puget Sound area.
As the new director of Administrative Services, Gabriel will work hand-in-hand with the budget staff to address the county’s fiscal challenges. He will oversee budget and financial management, risk management, purchasing, facilities maintenance, volunteer services and the community development block grant program.
“I am extremely impressed with his work ethic, dedication to public service, his consensus building and collaborative working style,” said Steve Bauer, Chair of the Kitsap Board of County Commissioners.
Gabriel was selected from a pool of applicants located throughout the nation. “Shawn is very personable, an incredible communicator and will be an asset to Kitsap County’s management team,” said Jan Angel, County Commissioner.
One of the professional challenges Gabriel will be asked to address during his first few months of employment will be the continuing financial constraints counties throughout the state are facing. He will oversee the department’s 52 employees and be responsible for the county’s multi-million dollar annual budget. His annual salary will be $109,200. He is expected to begin on September 15.
“I am impressed with Shawn’s innovative approach for solving infrastructure funding issues for both cities and counties, “said Commissioner Josh Brown.
“I’m delighted to be joining the Kitsap County team and look forward to working with the Board, staff and the greater community in the years to come,” said Gabriel.