Deputy City Manager resigns

Jessi Bon, Deputy City Manager, resigned today, as indicated in the email below sent to staff.

Bon gives family reasons for taking a job at Mercer Island as Director of Parks and Recreation.

The email ends with “Stay strong”.

From: Jessi Bon
Sent: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 1:57 PM
To: ALL <>
Subject: A Fond Farewell

Sammamish Team –

It is with mixed emotions that I share the news of my resignation from the City of Sammamish. I have recently accepted a position with the City of Mercer Island as the Director of Parks and Recreation.

As many of you know, I live on Mercer Island and this is an opportunity that will allow me to work much closer to home. An especially important factor, considering I have two young children and another one on the way (surprise!)

My last day in the office will be June 22, 2018. As I depart Sammamish, please know I am happy to provide support to the team during the transition and will continue to be a resource to the City.

It has been an extreme honor to serve the Sammamish community and to work with all of you for the past 11.5 years. I am so very thankful for the many community connections I’ve made, the amazing partnerships, and all of the work and projects we completed as a team. I will forever be indebted to my Sammamish colleagues, who are truly the most talented and dedicated professionals in the industry. That’s what makes this move the hardest – saying farewell to my work family – I think the world of all of you.

I wish the Sammamish team the absolute best in future endeavors and know that we will stay in touch. Stay strong.


Jessi Bon

Deputy City Manager

425-295-0552 |

801 – 228th Ave SE | Sammamish, WA 98075

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