New Ketchum City Administrator Announced


By Paul Johnson

Ketchum, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - The city of Ketchum announced this Friday that Suzanne Frick will take over the job of City Administrator. Frick has been the assistant city manager of Long Beach, California. She is expected to start work August 18.
Frick was chosen from 84 applicants, Ketchum Mayor Nina Jonas said. “She has a comprehensive knowledge of municipal operations and budgeting and is community-oriented. She also supervised the Long Beach office of sustainability, which fits well with our goal of becoming a more sustainable community.”

Frick has been assistant city manager in Long Beach, where she manages a budget of $400 million and approximately 5,000 employees for the past seven years. She previously was Director of Planning and Building in Long Beach.

She also has worked for the cities of Santa Monica and Anaheim, Calif., and for the National Park Service in Yellowstone National Park. She holds a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and attended California State Polytechnic University Pomona, Urban Planning Master’s program.

“I am honored and very excited to be selected as the Ketchum City Administrator. I’m looking forward to working together with the Mayor, City Council, staff and the community to further the goals of Ketchum. This is a great opportunity and I can’t wait to get started,” Frick said.
The City Council approved a contract with Frick at an annual salary of $160,000. She replaces Gary Marks, who resigned to take another job earlier this year.

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