Sitka Municipal Administrator Jim Dinley issued the following statement to city employees on Thursday morning (April 25), just before making his resignation official:
With the signing of the Severance Agreement this morning, my departure as the Municipal Administrator for the City and Borough of Sitka will become official. I commend the Assembly for working with me to come to a fair and equitable agreement. For that I wish to thank all the members of the Assembly for dealing with my departure in a friendly and professional manner.
As a “city manager/administrator, I was well aware that I serve at the pleasure of the Assembly and that the time will come when it is time for me to move on. Today is that day, but it is certainly not without regret as I have enjoyed each and every day as the Municipal Administrator. It has at all times been a challenge but one that was made easier with the dedicated members of the Assembly and staff that I had the pleasure of working with over the past five years plus.
I am most pleased to have had the opportunity to live in and serve the community of Sitka as I have thoroughly enjoyed the support of my staff and the community as a whole. I certainly did not get everything right all the time, but I did my best, and I know I have left the community a better place to live. Sitka will always be special to my wife and I . For that I thank Sitka for making our time here an experience of a life time.
God speed til we meet again.
Read KCAW’s coverage of Jim Dinley’s resignation.