Community Government

Gig Harbor city administrator resigns due to unexpected illness

Posted on May 16th, 2022 By:

Linda Kelly has resigned as Gig Harbor city administrator due to an unexpected illness, the city announced Monday afternoon.

Community Development Director Katrina Knutson will take over as administrator on an interim basis, the city’s news release said.

Kelly was announced as the new administrator in March and started at the city on April 18. She replaced Tony Piasecki, who had been serving as interim administrator before retiring last month.

Linda Kelly was announced as Gig Harbor's next city administrator on Friday, March 11.

Linda Kelly was announced as Gig Harbor’s next city administrator on Friday, March 11. Courtesy of Linda Kelly

Knutson has been with the city since 2016, working as a parks project administrator and interim planning director before being named community development director in 2019. She previously worked as a planner with Kitsap County from 2009-2016.

The city administrator manages the city’s day-to-day business affairs, carries out policies set by the council and directs the work of city staff.