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City Manager | Port Angeles, WA

Nathan A. West


Since 2018, Nathan has been the City Manager for the City of Port Angeles  overseeing the administrative and executive functions for the City. Prior to taking this position Nathan was responsible for the Community and Economic Development Department of the City responsible for the Building, Economic Development, Planning, and Cultural Resource divisions of the City.  Prior to coming to the Port Angeles Area, Nathan managed the Policy Development Section of the Cayman Islands Government Planning Department.  In his various roles he has accumulated over 25 years of experience in local government-based community involvement and implementation.

Nathan has a demonstrated history of policy development and regulatory reinvention by implementing incentive based municipal codes and policy documents.  Throughout his career he has been responsible for the development of local, regional, and national long range plans in the U.S. and abroad.  In Washington State he has worked creatively to address regulatory requirements and land use barriers.  In the Caymans, Nathan was part of the Governor’s Vision 2008 Round Table developing a strategy for the sustainable development of all three Cayman Islands.  In recent years, Nathan has participated in multiple community assessments including American Institute of Architects Sustainable Design Assessment Teams (SDAT) and Your Town Design Workshops for jurisdictions throughout the U.S.  

Nathan has a Bachelors degree in Environmental Science from Willamette University and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Tennessee.  Nathan is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.