Dear Bainbridge Islanders,
On Friday, August 3rd, I submitted my official resignation as City Manager of
the City of Bainbridge Island. This decision was not made lightly and I will truly miss living on the Island. I have enjoyed working with many community members who have volunteered their time to make Bainbridge Island such a great community. If you have never volunteered to serve on one of the many citizen advisory bodies, I would strongly encourage you to consider doing so. It is a great way to become involved in your local government and to contribute to the greater good.
During the next 6 weeks, I will be working closely with the management team to create a smooth transition and take the steps necessary to keep the current projects, issues, and service delivery on track. Your City's management team and staff are hard working and highly skilled so I have great confidence that they will continue providing great service to the community. Approximately 50% of current City employees live on Bainbridge Island so they are also members of the community. All members of the City management, except one, live on Bainbridge Island.
The City is currently in the process of developing the 2019 - 2020 biennial budget, which will be presented to the City Council in late September. I am pleased to report that the City's financial position remains strong and future projections are encouraging.