City Manager Kurt Triplett will be speaking on COVID-19 and Immediate and long-term impacts to the city budget and services. How the timing of this, coupled with the loss of the annexation tax credit, has left the city in a budget bind.
He will address any policies or help that the city will be offering to the business community for recovery and what people need to do to prepare to reopen their businesses.
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City Manager, City of Kirkland
Kurt Triplett was hired as the 4th City Manager for the City of Kirkland in June, 2010. Prior to Kirkland, he served at King County for 17 years in various roles.
As City Manager, Kurt administers and manages the City according to the mission, policies and guidelines adopted by the City Council.
He oversees the operations of ten departments and is the director of the City Manager’s Office, with programs including neighborhood services, legislative advocacy, council relations, economic development, public information, tourism and the volunteer program.
Kurt has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Stanford University.
East King County Community & Government Relations Manager of Port of Seattle
Keri Pravitz currently serves as the East King County Community & Government Relations Manager for the Port of Seattle. Keri has over 20 years of experience working on community, economic and organizational development in East King County in leadership roles in not-for-profit, business and government settings; including Executive Director for the Bellevue Family YMCA, Vice President for the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce and Community Projects Manager for Puget Sound Energy. Keri has worked in small nonprofits as Executive Director for Friends of the Cedar River Watershed and as the first Executive Director for the Justice & Soul Foundation. Keri is a graduate of Advanced Bellevue, Leadership Eastside Executive Insight, Institute for Organization Management and holds bachelor’s in arts degree in Political Science from the University of Washington. Keri has served on the boards of Leadership Eastside, Realize Redmond Foundation, Friends of the Cedar River Watershed. Keri and her spouse Niko live in Bellevue where they are raising their three teenage kids and multiple cats.