Welcome, Interim City Manager Bob Larson!
Posted on 05/18/2022
Welcome Bob LarsonJoin us in welcoming our new Interim City Manager, Bob Larson! Mr. Larson began his role with the City on May 16, after the departure of longtime City Manager Rob Wyman on May 13. In conjunction with his team at GMP Consultants, Mr. Larson will be assisting with the search for Newcastle’s permanent city manager. 

“I’m delighted to have this opportunity to serve Newcastle as its City Manager,” said Mr. Larson. “In my interactions with Mayor Newing, councilmembers, and staff, their passion for representing and serving the community is clearly evident.” 

Mr. Larson is an experienced municipal manager who has served in senior management positions and in local government since 1986. He recently retired from the City of Gig Harbor, where he served as City Administrator. Prior to his work there, he served for 15 years with the City of Snoqualmie as City Administrator. He also has city management experience in Minnesota, where he provided management expertise with two communities. Mr. Larson is a former Washington City Manager Association President, and he also served on the Board of Directors for the Association of Washington Cities (AWC), Sound Cities Association (SCA) and NORCOM. He is known and well respected within municipal government for his leadership and management qualities. Mr. Larson has a strong background in municipal finance, capital programs development, creating community partnerships, economic development, customer service improvements, and organizational development. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Urban & Regional Planning and a Master’s in Urban & Regional Planning. He is an avid skier, cyclist, and hiker. 

We look forward to working with Mr. Larson in the months to come! 
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