Former City Manager Todd Cutts hired by Olympia downtown group

By Jack Mayne

Todd Cutts is the new executive director of the Olympia Downtown Association, according to the Olympian newspaper in the state capitol.

Cutts was fired in January 2016 when a newly elected City Council was seated. Previously Cutts served as the economic development director in SeaTac before he was tapped first as interim city manager, then as regular city manager by the Council majority that was ousted in the 2015 city election.

He previously was in California as manager of the Downtown Long Beach Associates and as development and transportation coordinator for the Downtown Denver Partnership.

Olympia Downtown Association board President Dave Wasson said Cutts “stood out” and that “He knows how to work with different groups. He will be that banner-waver I was hoping to find.”

Cutts was amongst 18 original applicants for the job, the Olympian reported.


One Response to “Former City Manager Todd Cutts hired by Olympia downtown group”
  1. Joel Wachtel says:

    Obviously, they didn’t read his testimony in the K&S law suit against the city or see that the city he ran failed to collect $24 million dollars in parking taxes under his watch. Seems politics transcends ability!