A newly appointed interim police chief in Milton is taking on a second administrative role, pending approval by the City Council.
Retired Tacoma police officer Mark Langford, who replaced former Milton Police Chief Bill Rhoads in December, is being tapped to take on city administrator responsibilities.
The Milton City Council will vote on the appointment at a special meeting Monday, after City Administrator Subir Mukerjee accepted a new job as Fife’s deputy city manager in early February.
Milton Mayor Debra Perry said Friday that she is excited for Mukerjee and the neighboring city.
“It’s a wonderful opportunity for Subir,” she said. “Their gain is definitely my loss.”
Perry also said Langford’s dual responsibilities have an open-ended timeline, and give Milton the opportunity to revisit the city’s administrative structure.
“I think there’s good things on the horizon,” she said. “We can afford to go at this slow.”
Mukerjee, who has served as assistant city manager in Olympia, worked as Milton's administrator for the last four years.
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