Kent hires new city clerk

Ronald Moore will start Jan. 7 as the new Kent city clerk. - COURTESY PHOTO
Ronald Moore will start Jan. 7 as the new Kent city clerk.
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Kent has hired Ronald F. Moore as its new city clerk.

Moore, a former Shoreline deputy city clerk, will start Jan. 7. He succeeds Brenda Jacober who retired last month after 37 years with the city, the last 21 as city clerk.

“Mr. Moore’s experience, education and focus on civic engagement are strengths that will allow him to serve the Kent community with distinction," said Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke in a media release. "He impressed me with his dedication to customer service and use of innovative technology to make government transparent for the community. The depth of his background in records management makes him well qualified on all fronts."

In 2005, Moore was named deputy city clerk of Shoreline, where he provided clerk services for council meetings and work sessions. He also administered records management and oversaw archival storage of city documents. Prior to his role in Shoreline, Moore was the Normandy Park city clerk from 2001 to 2005.

"I am thrilled at the opportunity to work with Kent residents, Council and staff," Moore said.

As city clerk, Moore will keep track of all of the city records, send out public notices about meetings, hearings and bids and work closely with the council to provide agendas, minutes of meetings and other information.

Moore attended East Carolina University in 1987 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from the University of Phoenix in 2002. He also graduated from Leadership Tomorrow-Seattle in 2009 and obtained his Master Municipal Clerk certification in 2011.

Moore chaired the King County Municipal Clerks Association from 2007 to 2011 and is currently the Membership Committee Chair of the Washington Municipal Clerks Association.

He has two children and resides in Tacoma with his girlfriend and five rescued pets (three dogs and two cats).

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