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Glenn Olson retires as Kitsap’s Chief Administrative Officer
Kitsap County’s Chief Administrative Officer, Glenn Olson, announced his retirement, effective February 1.
Appointed to the position in September 2013, he has provided direction and supervised internal services departments including Information Services, Administrative Services and Human Resources.
During his tenure with the county, he helped implement organization development efforts and elements of the Board of Commissioners’ Leadership Continuity Plan that called for restructuring internal county departments after the retirement of some long-term directors.
“My timeframe for retirement from the State’s retirement system was limited,” Olson said, “and I decided to make it final. The staff here has been wonderful and I wish them well. I appreciate Commissioners giving me the opportunity to work with them.”
Olson had intended to retire after departing as Clark County’s deputy county administrator, but delayed that to accept the position with Kitsap County after serving more than 30 years in public administration, including over 14 years with the Washington State Office of Financial Management.
“Even before his official start date as Kitsap County’s Chief Administrative Officer, Glenn Olson donated a month in-house getting to know our systems,” said Board of Commissioners Chair Charlotte Garrido. “This allowed him to step right into his new position at the height of our budget season and to offer fresh insights. We appreciate his time spent here and wish him the very best in his retirement.”