Spokane city administrator Wes Crago steps down

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SPOKANE, Wash. — Wes Crago stepped down as Spokane’s city administrator ahead of structural changes planned for the city’s leadership.

Crago was chosen by Mayor Woodward just ahead of her swearing-in ceremony, plucked from Ephrata where he had previously served as city administrator. His reason for departure hearkens back to this—City spokesman Brian Coddington says that Crago “indicated that his heart is with smaller towns.”

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In the meantime, Public Works director Scott Simmons will serve as the interim city administrator while they work to find a new replacement.

Additionally, the City is looking to shake up its leadership structure, according to Coddington; they hope to align it more closely to public safety and health, public infrastructure, resident experience, management and budget, and internal services. Coddington says that leaders will be announced in the next few days to oversee initiatives in these areas.