The Herald of Everett, Washington
Customer service  |  Subscribe   |   Log in or sign up   |   Advertising information   |   Contact us
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus The Daily Herald on Linked In HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions

Edmonds’ finance director quits, citing 'lack of respect'

SHARE: facebook Twitter icon Linkedin icon Google+ icon Email icon |  PRINTER-FRIENDLY
Herald Staff
Published:
EDMONDS — The city’s finance chief announced his resignation effective Jan. 31, citing “micromanagement” and a “lack of respect” from unnamed City Council members.
Roger Neumaier was Edmonds’ most recently hired department director, having started only in June. He previously worked as Snohomish County finance director.
In his resignation letter, Neumaier praised city employees and Mayor Dave Earling’s leadership.
As reasons for leaving, he cited “lack of civility” and “conflict” emanating from City Council members, whom he did not name.
The mayor issued a statement saying he was sorry to lose Neumaier.
“This is a serious issue, and the council will need to challenge themselves with how to better interact with staff,” Earling said. “I will be meeting with council leadership to explore ways to create more effective relationships between staff and the City Council.”
Earling said he intends to hire a new finance director as soon as possible.
Story tags » EdmondsLocal

More Local News Headlines

NEWSLETTER

HeraldNet Headlines

Top stories and breaking news updates

Calendar