by Placerville Newswire / Mar 20, 2018 / comments

[Cal City News]

South Lake Tahoe says it has accepted the resignation of City Manager Nancy Kerry. The announcement was made on March 6, following a closed session meeting. Her departure concludes nearly six years as the city’s top administrator.

During her tenure, Kerry and the city’s executive team “developed an effective strategic business plan, guided economic development efforts that brought thriving new businesses to town, eliminated more than $60 million in debts and unfunded liabilities and strengthened the City’s financial status and community partnerships,” according to a city press release.

Mayor Wendy David thanked Kerry for her service and wished her the best in all future endeavors.

Kerry’s departure had been the subject of some speculation and innuendo, especially since a Feb. 6 decision to place her on indefinite leave. Now, Kerry hopes to clear the record.

"I hope with the conclusion of my service to the City, you will join me in remembering these past five to ten years with the fondness that comes with building a high-performing team, achieving a long list of goals and doing so with a passion and heart for the people of South Lake Tahoe," she said in a resignation letter that also called it a privilege to have served as city manager.

Kerry also reached out directly to CityNews to shed some more light on her experience leading the lakeside city.

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time in South Lake Tahoe and during this time discussing my departure with the Council, I have been blessed to learn of the outpouring of support from the business community in particular. My time in South Lake Tahoe has been filled with wonderful experiences in a community where we strive to solve complex issues and focus on serving a community as vibrant and diverse as the landscape.”

Kerry continued that “it’s still not commonplace to see women in this position” and that she was pleased to have contributed to bringing new perspectives to the leadership of the city and among the profession.

Jeff Meston has been appointed acting city manager while the city searches for a permanent replacement.

CityNews wishes Kerry all the best in her next endeavor.