This will be my last column as Indio City Manager. I will be in the office through April, but next month I hope we will be able to introduce the lucky person the City Council chooses to be the next City Manager. After that, I plan to stay reasonably active as a resident and City volunteer. Working for the City of Indio during these last four years of my 45+ year local government career has been both a privilege and inspiration. I am grateful for the chance to be part of this caring community. We don’t aspire to be like other cities. We aspire to be the best Indio and that is very special.
I have been proud to be part of the team at City Hall. That is the only legacy I claim. Good people in all the City departments, City Commissions, City volunteers and a great City Council. I thank them all for their support and for their work for the community.
And thank you to the community — our residents, our business partners, our great nonprofit citizen-servants — you all invest in this community’s future. This is a community that can make its own happiness. Not every town even knows its own identity. Indio does. And we believe in our future. May we all continue to work together as neighbors to create it.
I see that future! I have so much enjoyed being part of the journey.
If you see me at the grocery store, please say hello.
All the best,
Proud to be......City Manager