Federal Way city attorney announces retirement

Federal Way’s City Attorney Patricia “Pat” Richardson announced her retirement on Wednesday, after 15 years of service to the city.

Brian Wilson, Mayor Jim Ferrell’s chief of staff, said the city wishes Richardson well in this new chapter of her life.

“We appreciate her service of the last 15 years, and we wish her well in her retirement,” Wilson said.

Richardson’s retirement follows on the heels of former Public Works and Parks Department director Cary Roe’s departure for Kennewick last month, along with Community Services Manager Jay Bennett’s departure for Zanesville, Ohio, which was announced during the April 1 Council meeting. Former finance director Tho Krause kicked off this seeming exodus late last fall, when she left the city to take a position with the city of Lakewood.

Wilson added the city is “moving quickly to establish a process to select a new city attorney.”


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