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McAdams makes his first appointment as mayor
Salt Lake County • Deputy mayor to keep post, add chief administrative officer to title.

By Mike Gorrell The Salt Lake Tribune

Published December 4, 2012 11:01 pm
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Salt Lake County Mayor-elect Ben McAdams made the first appointment of his new administration Tuesday, announcing that Nichole Dunn will remain deputy mayor and will add chief administrative officer to her title.

"Her knowledge and leadership are invaluable to me and the residents of Salt Lake County," McAdams said. Adding the chief administrative officer's duties to her portfolio will, he said, "streamline communication and collaboration between the mayor's office and the operations of the county. … This is the first step for greater efficiency and cooperation in Salt Lake County government."

Dunn is an eight-year veteran of retiring Mayor Peter Corroon's administration. She started as director of government relations in 2005 and spent the past four years as the Democrat's deputy mayor and chief of staff. "I'm glad to be here," said Dunn, a University of Utah graduate. "I like what we do in county government."

She has been doing many of the chief administrative officer's duties for the past year ever since Linda Hamilton, who held that position, was loaned to Salt Lake City to help resolve administrative problems plaguing its library system.

McAdams is expected to announce more than a dozen more appointments in the next couple of weeks. After he was elected Nov. 6, he asked more than two dozen of Corroon's department heads and mayor's office employees to resign effective Jan. 7, when McAdams will be sworn in. Those employees were invited to apply for their positions on an equal footing with outside applicants, he said.



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