Christopher Bothwell confirmed as Lake Forest Park Finance Director

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Chris Bothwell
Finance Director
City of LFP
Mayor Mary Jane Goss would like the community to join her in welcoming Christopher Bothwell, C.P.A., as the City's new Finance Director. By unanimous vote, the City Council approved on February 18, 2014, the Mayors' hiring of Chris Bothwell to be the next Finance Director.

The Mayor noted, “I am very pleased the City Council has confirmed my hiring of Chris Bothwell for Finance Director. I believe his knowledge, experience, and understanding gained as a Certified Public Accountant in both government/municipal and business sectors will help us greatly as we move forward.”

"Chris has the ability to be an excellent Leadership Team member and Finance Director for the City. I am especially happy that Chris knows the community of LFP, as he and his wife and family live in Kenmore, and that he has a strong public service ethic backed by great training and experience." said Pete Rose, City Administrator.

Bothwell has his degree from Central Washington University in Accounting and has attended the Public Financial Leadership Academy at the Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington. He most recently worked as a Finance Division Manager for the City of Bellevue, Washington. Previously, he was a Manager in the municipal tax department at Clark Nuber, PS.

Bothwell will replace the current incumbent, Steve Nolen, who has announced his plans to retire in March. Bothwell is scheduled to start work at the City on March 17.


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