John C. Darrington, M.P.A.

Vice President

Having served over 30 years as a local government manager in Washington, Idaho and Wyoming, John Darrington is no stranger to the issues cities and counties face. Add that experience to his incisive intellect and the client has someone who quickly understands its issues, will separate the important from the unimportant and get to the optimal solution in short order. Best of all, the solutions John suggests are elegantly simple and can be implemented without further assistance from the firm.

Among his many areas of expertise are leadership, management, economic development and executive search. Over the years, he has directed and/or participated in the recruitment of many high level positions in local government. Some of these include:

  • City Manager, Tacoma, WA
  • City Manager, Yakima, WA
  • City Administrator, Riverton, WY,
  • Assistant City Administrator Gillette, WY (2)
  • Parks & Recreation Director, Richland, WA
  • Economic Development Manager, Richland, WA
  • Utilities Director, Gillette, WY
  • Police Chief, Richland, WA
  • Public Works Director, Richland, WA

While serving as City Manager of Richland, WA, he oversaw the revitalization of the Central Business District including a major dock and plaza area on the Columbia River, recruited Ferguson Enterprises (the nation's largest supplier of plastic pipe and other construction products) to create over 600,000 square feet of commercial space, and formed a Public Facilities District to secure over $40 million in funding for the Hanford Reach National Monument Heritage. He also oversaw an electric utility, improved the morale and professionalism within the city government

Prior serving in Richland, John was the City Administrator of Soda Springs, ID, and the City Manager in Rawlins, WY, and Gillette, WY. He also has extensive experience in local government consulting particularly in goal setting and strategic planning.

Mr. Darrington earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science and his Masters Degree in Public Administration from Brigham Young University. He has been a member of the International City/County Management for over thirty five years, served as the Chair and Board Member of the ICMA Retirement Corporation Trust (seven years) and Chair and Board Member of the Wyoming Environmental Quality Council (eight years). He was also selected as the "Boss of the Year" in 1995 by the Professional Secretaries International.

John Darrington
(509) 619-0880