The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

By Sean C. Morgan
Of The New Era 

Outgoing City Manager Craig Martin says good-bye at last-day reception


May 3, 2016

CRAIG MARTIN, left, kids around a little with former mayors Craig Fentiman, center, and Tim McQueary during a reception Friday as Martin departed City Hall.

Former city councilors, staff members and Sweet Home residents said goodbye to City Manager Craig Martin Friday afternoon at a reception in his honor.

Martin, who had been city manager since 1997, entered an agreement with the City Council April 19 to enter involuntary retirement effective on Friday, April 30.

“It tears at my heart, actually,” said former Mayor Craig Fentiman. “I hired him.”

Martin, a Sweet Home High School graduate, came back to Sweet Home from a county parks and recreation department in Wenatchee, Wash. He had no city management experience at the time.

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