A Puyallup dentist, Dr. Joe Schneider, is among 265 professionals across the United States inducted into the International College of Dentists earlier this month at its annual meeting in Atlanta.

An honorary organization that recognizes outstanding and meritorious service to the profession and community, the college has chapters in more than 120 countries, including 6,500 members in the U.S.

Dr. Schneider has practiced at South Hill Family Dentistry since September 2013.

City of Fircrest has named Scott Pingel as its next city manager to begin on December 4th. He is currently in a similar post in Dayton, Oregon, after earlier leading the staff for City of Stanfield, also in Oregon.

Fircrest has had two interim city managers since the departure of Rick Rosenbladt in May. Pingel’s selection came after an executive search firm brought more than 20 candidates to members of the city council. They interviewed four finalists before making this selection.