Northwest NEWS

November 23, 1998

Front Page

Rose anticipated to be named Woodinville's new city manager

by Andrew Walgamott, staff reporter

   WOODINVILLE--The Woodinville Weekly anticipates the Woodinville City Council will name Donald (Pete) Rose of Medical Lake, Washington as the city's new city manager tonight, Nov. 23. Rose, 46, will be the city's fifth manager since incorporation earlier this decade.

   The City Council has deliberated the issue over the course of seven hours in four closed-door Executive Sessions the past three Monday evenings, including tonight. Three other men were finalists for the position, including Bothell's former city manager, Rick Kirkwood; Prosser, Washington's Ken Carter; and Allyn Waggle of California.

   Rose has been Medical Lake's city manager since 1994. Medical Lake, named by a French-Candadian whose ailments were eased by the lake's supposed healing waters, is west of Spokane near Fairchild Air Force Base. It is a city of 4,000. Rose and his family visited the Woodinville area over the weekend.

   Previously, Rose was Quincy, Washington's city administrator from January, 1993 to April, '94. Before that, he served as administrative services manager with the City of Salem, Oregon, fire department from July, '85 to January, '93. He began working in Salem as a division supervisor in March, '80. Prior to that, he was director of bottling for Sonoma Vineyards.

   Rose holds a masters degree in government from California State University in Sacramento, and a bachelor's degree in Political Science/Public Service from University of California at Davis.

   Rose will be Woodinville's fifth manager. Jim Katica, Woodinville's finance director, served as interim manager in the wake of Roy Rainey's firing last June. Before Rainey, Joe Meneghini was manager from May, 1993 until April, 1997. Previous to that, Al Locke managed the city.

   Born in Santa Rosa, California, Rose's father was an orchardist and his mother was a banker. Rose is married to his wife, Cynthia. The Roses have a daughter and a son.