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Afton names new town administrator

Hyun Kim and his daughter AddysonHyun Kim of Pinedale has been named as the new town administrator for Afton. Mayor Loni Hillyard announced the appointment during the December meeting of the Afton Town Council.

“My wife April and I have two daughters – Addyson, 4 and Emma, 2,” Kim said. “We’re from southern Nevada and have lived in Pinedale for the last four years. I have a B.S. in Public Administration and have worked in government for six years. Most recently I have worked in banking and local government. My family and I will be moving from Pinedale over the next few months.”

According to Kim, he made the decision to apply with the Town of Afton because he “is passionate about effective governance.”

“Elected officials are entrusted by the residents to make good decisions,” he said. “My role is to ensure that those decisions are carried out effectively. I’m looking forward to working with the great team that the Town of Afton has.”
According to Hillyard, Kim’s enthusiasm as well as his interest in trying new strategies are what first drew her consideration. His background in administration and working with government organizations were also strong points, she said.

According to Hillyard, Kim will officially begin working for the Town of Afton in February.

“I’m anticipating starting with the Town of Afton on Feb. 1,” said Kim. “I will be transitioning out of the Town of Pinedale and helping hire my replacement here along with tying up any unfinished projects and initiatives.”

Kim replaces Randy Sanderson as Afton’s town administrator. Sanderson resigned his position in October.

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