Portland City Manager Mark Rees announced his resignation on August 18th to the Mayor, City Council, and City staff. Citing the wish to pursue other opportunities, both professional and personal, Mr. Rees tendered his resignation to be effective Wednesday, September 3, 2014.
During his three years as City Manager, Mr. Rees established the City’s first five-year capital improvement program and received approval for over $92 million in capital expenditures necessitated as a result of deferred maintenance of infrastructure and environmental mandates.
“I appreciate the work that Mark has done for three years as City Manager,” said Mayor Michael Brennan. “I’ve enjoyed working with him and I wish him well in his future endeavors.”
Mr. Rees will continue to serve as City Manager until September 3, 2014. At the City Council meeting that night, the Mayor and Council will appoint an acting city manager. A search for a new city manager will begin immediately in order to ensure a smooth and expeditious transition.
“I’m pleased that Mark has agreed to work with us during a 90-day transition period while we conduct a search for a replacement,” Mayor Brennan added.