About the City Manager

Doug Schulze has served as City Manager of Bainbridge Island since November 2012.

As City Manager, Schulze is the Chief Executive Officer of the municipal corporation consisting of approximately 110 employees, an annual operating and capital budget of $36.5 million, and a city population of 23,500 residents. 

Prior to Being Bainbridge Island City Manager

Prior to joining the City of Bainbridge Island, Schulze served as City Manager of Normandy Park, Washington, from November 2006 to November 2012. Prior to his City of Normandy Park experience, Schulze served as City Manager of Medina, Washington from November 1996 to November 2006. From November 1992 to November 1996, Schulze served as City Administrator of Sandstone, Minnesota and from June 1988 - November 1992 worked in the City of Savage, Minnesota as an Administrative Assistant and Assistant City Administrator. Schulze also served in the Minnesota Army National Guard as a Company Executive Officer, Infantry Platoon Leader, S-3 Air, and Nuclear-Biological-Chemical Officer in the 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry Division.

City Manager Doug Schulze

Other Board Involvement

Throughout his career, Schulze has actively participated on non-profit boards of directors as a community volunteer and City management professional. He is a Credentialed Local Government Manager and is a member of International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and Washington City/County Management Association (WCMA). Schulze is a member of several ICMA Committees, including the Sustainable Cities Advisory Committee, Credentialing Advisory Board and the Government Policy and Affairs Committtee.

Schulze served on the Washington City/County Management Association (WCMA) Board of Directors from 2007 - 2014, serving as President in 2013. He served as a member of the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) Board of Directors and Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (ex-officio).


Schulze earned a Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Studies from Minnesota State University, Mankato and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Administration from Minnesota State University.

Featured Article

Doug was recently featured on the Emerging Local Government Leaders webpage