Daily Archives: September 29, 2009

City manager latest key staffer to resign

City Manager Mark Dombroski is the latest senior manager to turn in his resignation.

Dombroski, who was hired last year, has accepted a consulting job with a Washington D.C. firm. His last day with the city is Oct. 31.

His departure and the recent elimination of the mayor position will leave the city without a leader amid significant financial and legal troubles.

The City Council plans to convene an emergency meeting this week to begin searching for Dombroski’s replacement.

“We need to bring in an interim (manager). It’s crucial right now,” Councilwoman Debbie Vancil told me yesterday. “We need somebody who can come into an impossible situation and bring our organization back from the brink.”

Here’s the list of prominent resignations since last year:

Shorelines planner Peter Namtvedt Best, 2009
City Engineer/Interim Public Works Director Bob Earl, 2009
Public Works Director Randy Witt, 2009
Police Chief Matt Haney, 2009
Deputy Finance Director Carol Badzik, 2008
Planning Director Greg Byrne, 2008
City Administrator Mary Jo Briggs, 2008

For more on Dombroski’s resignation, click here.