Tacoma Public Works Director Richard “Dick” McKinley has left his city job and taken a new temporary position with Tacoma Power, several city government and utility officials confirmed Tuesday.
In his place, City Manager T.C. Broadnax announced he will assign assistant public works director Kurtis Kingsolver to serve as interim director. Kingsolver’s promotion takes effect Feb. 11.
While Broadnax said “it’s not atypical” for personnel changes to occur after new management comes into a city, he added Tuesday he didn’t push McKinley out.
“There was an opportunity for Dick over at TPU and he wanted to pursue it,” said Broadnax, …