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Longtime employee leaving Redwood City

By SHAUN BISHOP
S.F. Examiner, 11/11/10

REDWOOD CITY — In a surprise move this week, City Manager Peter Ingram announced that he will resign at the end of the year.

Ingram, who first began working for the city in 1992, will leave after three years in his current position. He gave no reason for his departure in a statement released by the city.

But Mayor Jeff Ira said Ingram is preparing to retire from public service.

Ira said Ingram did not announce any specific future plans when he informed the City Council of his decision Monday, but said he thinks Ingram could find success as a consultant.

“I just think the opportunities are limitless for him,” Ira said.

The leadership change comes as city officials face a number of significant challenges, including a huge proposed development on the 1,433-acre Cargill salt flats, the revitalization of downtown and the planned construction of a new County Jail in town.

Ingram was named interim city manager in October 2007 and won the top spot in June 2008. Before that, he was the city’s community development director and public works chief.

Prior to coming to Redwood City, Ingram worked in public works for the city of Richmond and was a private-sector manager for major public works projects in the Middle East.

“He loves the city [and] we love him,” Ira said. “He’s just a great guy.”

Officials said the process to recruit a successor would be decided soon.

 

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