City Manager Resigns

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City Manager David Varley announces Thursday that he will not be returning to his position. Varley, who has been on a leave of absence since May 3rd, said, "Circumstances in my life are such that I will be unable to return to my job. Sometimes things in life work out different than you plan."

According to a press release from the City of Grand Junction, Varley expressed his thanks to the City Council and the staff of the city. Mayor Jim Doody thanked Varley for his many years of service and said Varley gave a lot to the city and his may years of service were appreciated.

According to his contract Varley will receive six months severance pay. Varley was appointed City Manager December 1, 2006. He served the City prior to that from 1993 as Assistant City Manager, Interim Community Development Director and on two occasions as Interim City Manager.

Deputy City Manager Laurie Kadrich will continue to serve as the acting City Manager until plans are made to fill the City Manager position.