Hoquiam hires planner

The City of Hoquiam has hired a new planning director. John Beach, who graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in geography and urban planning.

He will start work April 30. Beach most recently worked as a planner for Murray City, Utah.

Beach replaces Alissa Thurman, who has taken a job with the Port of Grays Harbor as manager of business development at the Satsop Business Park.