Police Chief Todd Stancil will serve as the interim city administrator beginning on Jan. 1, following the resignation of City Administrator Michael Grayum, who announced his resignation at the Dec. …
Police Chief Todd Stancil will serve as the interim city administrator beginning on Jan. 1, following the resignation of City Administrator Michael Grayum, who announced his resignation at the Dec. 14 Yelm City Council meeting.
Stancil will supervise, monitor and coordinate the activities of the city’s various departments as it seeks a permanent replacement.
“I am honored and humbled to have the opportunity to serve as the interim city administrator for the City of Yelm,” Stancil said in a news release. “Twenty years ago I was appointed by Mayor Adam Rivas to serve the citizens of Yelm as the chief of police for the Yelm Police Department. Now, 20 years later, I have the opportunity to serve and work with every city employee, elected official and the citizens in our great community in this new position.”
Stancil said he is “forever grateful” for the opportunities his time with the city of Yelm has awarded him and his family.
“I am confident that my leadership style and experience will benefit our amazing city staff and department managers,” Stancil said. “I am excited about the next chapter and want to thank Mayor-elect Joe DePinto for his respect and trust to be part of the future of Yelm.”
DePinto said he is confident Stancil is the right person to lend stability and experience during the city’s transitional period.
“His decades of service to the city of Yelm and his leadership abilities will allow us to move from the Foster administration to my own in a seamless process,” DePinto said. “I have known Chief Stancil for a very long time and trust him implicitly. He was my DARE officer at Prairie Elementary, my football coach at YMS, my police chief as a (city) councilmember, and I look forward to working with him in his role as interim city administrator.”
Stancil will serve in a dual capacity as both police chief and interim city administrator, though he will relinquish a few of his current duties to Assistant Chief Rob Carlson.
“The search for a permanent city administrator will begin as soon as possible and will be a transparent process,” the release stated.
An appointment by DePinto and confirmation by the city council is expected to occur in the first half of 2022.
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