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Deputy City Manager of Internal Services Executive Profile

Hyun Kim was appointed to serve as the Deputy City Manager in June 2023. Hyun will oversee our internal services functions.

Hyun is a credentialed International City/County Management Association manager who comes to the City of Tacoma with firsthand knowledge of local government in the Pacific Northwest.

He joins us from the City of Gillette, Wyoming where he served as the City Administrator since 2021. In this role he assembled the team that would transition a coal-dependent community away from fossil fuels. He also spearheaded an ethics case study on rebuilding public trust while managing City operations and keeping public policy on track. And he led a team that would onboard more minority and female police officers than at any time in the department's history.


Prior to joining the City of Gillette, Hyun spent four years as the City Manager for the City of Fife. Some in the community may remember partnering with him on projects of mutual interest and concern, such as the extension of State Route 167.

In his city leadership positions and as a board member of the International Network of Asian Public Administrators, Hyun has a record of leading out on anti-racist systems transformation and advancing diversity in local government employment. His firsthand knowledge of the South Puget Sound region will add great value and allow him to hit the ground running.


  • Master of Public Administration, Brigham Young University 
  • Master of Business Administration, Western Governors University
  • B.S. in Public Administration, University of Nevada, Las Vegas


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Hyun Kim

Deputy City Manager of Internal Services