Sequim hires director of community and economic development

Lindsey Sehmel.

Lindsey Sehmel.

SEQUIM — The city of Sequim has hired Lindsey Sehmel as its director of community and economic development.

Sehmel has more than 17 years of experience in urban planning and community development in Washington and Oregon.

In addition to planning roles in Gig Harbor, Puyallup and Bremerton, Sehmel was the assistant manager for service planning at Pierce Transit.

Sehmel was the director of community development director in Lincoln City, Ore., where she led initiatives to enhance urban planning, environmental sustainability and economic development.

She has a bachelor of arts degree in urban studies from the University of Washington in Seattle and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy and Governance.

She is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners.

“In line with our vision for community collaboration, engagement, beautification and efficiency, Lindsey understands how to navigate complex dynamics while building and strengthening relationships,” said Matthew Huish, Sequim city manager. “She is an excellent communicator and creative problem solver. We are very happy to have her on the team.”

For more information, email Huish at

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