Carson City Manager Nick Marano to leave in June
April 19, 2018
Carson City Manager Nick Marano announced he wouldn't seek to renew his contract when it expires on June 2.
Marano made the announcement at the beginning of Thursday's Board of Supervisors meeting.
In a letter addressed to Mayor Bob Crowell and the rest of the board, Marano said he was thankful for the chance to serve Carson City.
"Many organizations say they want to employ veterans; I can tell you from first hand experience how difficult it really is. I am forever grateful to the Board for believing in me and giving me the opportunity," the letter said. Marano is a retired Marine Corps colonel who served in Iraq from 2005-07, where he led a Marine infantry battalion, an Iraqi Army Brigade, and Iraqi police in combat operations on the Syrian border. He was commanding officer of Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, Calif., from 2009-12, and was working as a management consultant when he was hired as Carson City manager in 2014.
In the letter, Marano said he plans to accept a position in the private sector and stay in Carson City.
"Nick Marano has been an absolute delight and wonderful asset to Carson City," said Crowell after the announcement. "He has vision and an ability to get things done."
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Crowell said he would bring an item to the board at a later meeting to make Nancy Paulson, deputy city manager, the acting city manager through the end of the year.
"Nick has done such a great job, but there will be continuity of effort," said Crowell. "We won't stop moving forward."
Marano's resignation letter
Mayor and Board of Supervisors:
Per section 1.2 of my employment agreement, I hereby provide notice that I do not intend to renew my contract when it expires on June 2, 2018.
I would like to thank the Mayor and Board of Supervisors for this tremendous opportunity I have had to be your City Manager. Many organizations say they want to employ veterans; I can tell you from first hand experience how difficult it really is. I am forever grateful to the Board for believing in me and giving me that opportunity.
I believe that I have a talented, and deep, team of committed, and ethical professionals who have taken up my challenge to change the way we deliver government services and reconnect with the community one resident at a time. I am proud of the work all of them do on a daily basis. This has been an eventful four-year period for our community as we have seen massive improvements in things like our trail network, the Downtown, the Animal Shelter, MAC, our water and wastewater systems and so much more. Every single one of them happened without a hitch because of that deep team of skilled professionals that I have been so privileged to lead.
I would like to end by thanking the community for embracing my family and I. When I first interviewed for this position, I said that it was important to my family and I to be part of the fabric of this community, There are so many wonderful organizations that Tami and I have been proud to be a part of, and will continue to be a part of in the future. I am looking at accepting a position in the private sector, and the good news is that we won't be leaving the greatest place to live in Nevada.