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Mayor Durkan announces public safety & utilities officials
Mayor Durkan announces public safety & utilities officials
12/4/201730:36

Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announces public safety officials who will serve in her administration including Director of Emergency Management, Chief of the Seattle Fire Department, and Police Chief. With Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole stepping down, effective December 31, 2017, Durkan announced that she appointed Deputy Chief Carmen Best as the Seattle Police Department's new Interim Chief of Police, effective January 1, 2018. Deputy Chief Carmen Best currently oversees the Patrol Operations, Criminal Investigations, Special Operations Bureau, and the Community Outreach section. Best has worked for the Seattle Police Department since 1992. 

With the resignation of Seattle City Light CEO And General Manager Larry Weis, Durkan also appointed Jim Baggs as the interim head to Seattle City Light as a national search is conducted to identify her permanent hire. Baggs is currently the Chief Compliance Officer. In addition, Durkan asked Mami Hara, the leader Seattle Public Utilities, to continue serving in her role.

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