Reardon appoints Andrews to lead information services
Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon has named Gage Andrews as the county’s new director of its Department of Information Services.
“Gage Andrews’ more than 20 years of experience in IT-related fields makes him a great fit for Snohomish County and the advancements we continue to make here,” said Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon.
Gage, age 59, has been the acting director of Tucson’s Information Technology Department since September and has been deputy director of the same department since 2006.
There he has been responsible for developing and implementing citywide IT projects. Among his many accomplishments, he restructured the department due to budget shortfalls, introduced a new customer-service web portal to improve transparency and accountability, and he is overseeing the implementation of a computer-integrated 911/RMS system for police and fire.
“Such experience will be important as Snohomish County focuses on incorporating technological advancements, providing easier ways for residents to access and use county services within all departments and elected offices,” Reardon said.
Besides working for the city of Tucson in various IT positions since 2005, Andrews also has experience in the private sector, working for Gordon Brothers Group and Ernst Home Centers.
“It is clear that Gage has the ability to lead an IT department the size of Snohomish County,” said Deputy Executive Gary Haakenson. “His successful work in Tucson is similar to the IT demands of Snohomish County’s various department and elected offices.”
“I am very excited about the opportunity to work for Snohomish County DIS. In this current economy, Washington’s counties have needed to reassess their priorities with a focus on maximizing available resources,” Andrews said. “The challenges presented by this create an opportunity to focus on core functions and to improve the service we provide to the public.”