Welcome to the Office of the City Manager for the City of Fife. City Manager Derek Matheson supports the council priorities of:
The city manager is responsible for:
Matheson began serving in the role of city manager on April 18, 2022.
Previously, Matheson served as the chief administrative officer at the City of Kent from August 2014 to March 2022. Before working for the City of Kent, Matheson was the city manager at the City of Covington for seven years. He served in various roles at the City of Federal Way for 12 years, including assistant city manager and interim city manager.
Matheson has a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Washington. He is also an ICMA Credentialed Manager. His professional affiliations include the International City/County Management Association; the Washington City/County Management Association, where he is the past president; and the King County city managers and administrators group, where he is a co-chair.