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Cotati City Manager announces resignation

Saturday, August 9th, 2014 | Posted by


Dianne Thompson with Athena (courtesy of the City of Cotati)

Dianne Thompson with Athena (courtesy of the City of Cotati)

Cotati City Manager Dianne Thompson announced her resignation on Friday. The move will take place toward the end of the year.

“It’s been an honor to serve the citizens of Cotati for the past eight years. I’m very proud of our achievements – establishing long-term financial stability and building a strong team.

Council and staff have worked together effectively to weather the economic downturn. The City is now positioned to move forward with the improving economy. I will be working with the Council over the next several months to assist in the transition,” said Thompson in a statement.

The announcement comes on the heels of the departure of Micah Hinkle who held the position of Assistant City Manager. Hinkle resigned in June.

“Dianne has provided strong, stable leadership for over seven years, longer than any previous City Manager. She will be missed. Dianne leaves Cotati on solid footing for a promising future,” said Mayor John Dell’Osso in a statement.

Thompson was appointed as City Manager in 2007. She was the Assistant City Manager in 2006. She is credited with passing two successful sales tax measures, hiring a new Police Chief, City Engineer, Community Development Director and Deputy City Clerk and implementing economic development programs.

As a gift to the City of Cotati in 2012, she donated the sculpture “Athena” by Peter Crompton that sits at the corner of Old Redwood Highway and East Cotati Avenue.

  • http://thelittlepicture.net Greg Karraker

    Congratulations to former city council member George Barich and to everyone else who has consistently pointed out the overpaid, underperforming Ms. Thompson’s numerous failures. After years of staring at her dismal performance, is it possible the city council has finally recognized the obvious, and forced her resignation?

  • Laurie

    How did I know Greg, that if I checked, there would be a negative comment from you, Greg?

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