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City administrator picked for Coeur d’Alene

From staff reports
Jim Hammond has been chosen as Coeur d’Alene’s new city administrator after a nationwide search. Hammond, 64, is a former Idaho state senator who previously served as a city councilman, mayor and city administrator in Post Falls. He is expected to start his new job in November. “Jim brings great leadership skills, extensive city experience and is well respected in North Idaho, as well as the entire state,” said Coeur d’Alene Mayor Steve Widmyer. Hammond served 16 years on the Post Falls City Council, including 6 years as mayor from 1990-96. He was Post Falls city administrator from 1996 to 2006. He served as a state senator from 2006 to 2012. Hammond will take over for Coeur d’Alene finance director Troy Tymesen, who has been serving as acting city administrator since Wendy Gabriel resigned in May.
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