Taylor brings more than a decade of experience in journalism and public administration to the city, where he will be responsible for internal and external communications, parking issues, and help with special projects. He’ll also be liaison to the Arts Commission.
Taylor was chosen in a nationwide search, said City Administrator Jim Hammond. He worked at five newspapers in Idaho and Washington before moving to a local government role, serving as the city clerk, community information officer and assistant city administrator for Ferndale, Wash. Most recently, he served as the deputy city manager for the City of Morro Bay, Calif.
He earned a BA in journalism from the University of Idaho and a master’s in public administration from Kent State University in Ohio.
Taylor begins his new position June 13 and will earn $94,632 annually.