Thurston County commissioners named an interim county manager to replace Don Krupp who accepted a job as the county administrator for Clackamas County, Ore., earlier this month.
Resource Stewardship Director Cliff Moore will step in as interim county manager beginning Aug. 16. Krupp formally leaves his position Sept. 6.
Moore has worked with the county for the past 10 years.
"My colleagues and I are confident that Cliff has the kind of background and experience with the inner workings of the county organization to make a very smooth transition and to support us as we go through the budget process later this fall," said County Commissioner Sandra Romero in a news release.
Moore has been director of the Resource Stewardship Department ofr four and a half years, woring on recreation, stormwater, noxious weeds, land use, permits and the county fair.
Prior to his role in Resource Stewardship, Moore served as director of the WSU Thurston County Extension Office.
“With the Resource Stewardship Department, I’ve had the opportunity to partner with a number of staff members and programs in other county departments, such as public health and public works. I’m looking forward to continuing our work together and making this a seamless transition as we approach budget season,” Moore said in the release.
Moore worked for more than a decade as the Associate Director of Extended University Services for Washington State University in Pullman and also has traveled extensively in Africa and Central America, working on rural development, agriculture and infrastructure projects with the Peace Corps and other international aid organizations.