City announces the appointment of Martin Yamamoto as new Deputy City Manager

City announces the appointment of Martin Yamamoto as new Deputy City Manager
Posted on 07/30/2021
Martin Yamamoto
City Manager Michael Ciaravino announces the appointment of Martin Yamamoto as the new Deputy City Manager (DCM). Yamamoto will assist with developing and implementing policies, procedures, and practices to ensure consistency and compliance with the City's mission, vision, and strategic goals.

The DCM will perform various management duties relating to municipal governance and serve as a strategic advisor and liaison to the City Manager and Mill Creek's leadership team. The DCM will provide professional advice to the City Manager and various officials, departments, boards, and committees concerning the development, implementation, and administration of the policies, goals, regulations, and statutory requirements related to the administrative operation of the City. The DCM will assist and support the City Manager with a broad range of administrative tasks and functions. Under the City Manager's direction, the DCM will share oversight of all City departments and coordinate unique projects and interdepartmental initiatives.

I look forward to Martin's contributions to our newly formed team. He brings a depth of experience that will enhance all our operations as we navigate these challenging times,” said Ciaravino.

Yamamoto served as the Fiscal Manager for the City of Seattle Police Department from 2014-2021 and has over 18 years of experience working in finance, accounting, and key leadership roles in the City of Seattle and the private sector. As a public servant, Yamamoto's management philosophy is driven by two fundamental principles, sustainable growth and community-centricity. "A City's growth is critical to economic stability, and this means focusing on the needs of residents and businesses while improving on the stakeholder experience," said Yamamoto.

Yamamoto holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, emphasizing accounting from Seattle University's Albers School of Business, and an MBA in Strategy and Management from his alma mater.

Yamamoto is inspired daily by his two teenage daughters and family. In his free time, he likes to travel, exercise, and stay knowledgeable on the economics of the housing market.