During its next council meeting on June 7, Prescott’s Mayor and City Council will discuss next steps following City Manager Craig McConnell’s recent resignation. McConnell tendered his resignation on Friday, May 13, in accordance with his contract providing for 60-days-notice of intent to vacate the position.
Topics for discussion on June 7 include: a national recruitment; the most important skills sought in a new City Manager at this point in the City’s history; leaving McConnell in the position until a new City Manager is seated; and return of McConnell to his prior job of Regional Programs Director.
“People may not realize that when Craig assumed the position of City Manager, he continued to function in his previous role as Regional Programs Director, essentially doing two jobs,” says Mayor Oberg. “This is why the contract read that when the time was right, which is now the case given his decision, he could relinquish the City Manager position and return to his original one. That position has been authorized but remained vacant during the last five years.”
McConnell brings many years of civil engineering and construction experience to municipal government, as well as water resources management, an area of high importance to the City that is financially supported separate from the General Fund.