City accepts Parker's resignation
Cameron will be looking for a new City Manager after Rhett Parker resigned from his position on Monday night.
Parker, who has been Cameron City Manager for eight years, resigned to accept the same position in Post. This move takes the Parker family closer to their hometown.
Mayor Bill Harris and the council accepted Parker’s resignation during a meeting Monday night saying they will miss Parker and wish him the best of luck.
“This is hard news for us,” Harris said. “Rhett has been an asset to us and put us on the right path. We wish him the best.”
His last day with the city will be July 23.
Parker’s new position is in Post, 30 miles from where he grew up.
“By taking this position I will be closer to family, friends, and personal farming business,” Parker said in a letter to council. “It has been a pleasure working for the City of Cameron this past eight years. The challenges and opportunities have only strengthened my capabilities and helped me grow as a leader. The highlight of my career in Cameron will be helping receive $14,000,000 grant funding and developing the plan for the relocation of the intake station and Little River dam. This blessing will ensure water supply for Cameron for years to come. The years we have spent in Cameron will not be forgotten. I wish the leadership the best to continue to help Cameron grow and prosper.”
No interim city manager was named. The council will most likely name that person and start the process to find a new city manager on July 19 at their next meeting.
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