Mill Creek city manager resigns
Council to commence search for replacement
Last updated 11/17/2021 at 11:42am
On Tuesday, Mill Creek City Manager Michael Ciaravino informed the City Council of his decision to resign.
The resignation will be effective immediately, however, under the terms of a separation agreement approved by the Council, Ciaravino will remain available when requested to assist the City in the transition of certain key initiatives and ongoing matters.
"The City is grateful for Michael's dedicated service over the past two and a half years during which he has helped navigate the City through financial reorganization, guided the City's defense of complex litigation, and effectively addressed the multitude of issues brought upon us by the COVID-19 pandemic," said Mayor Brian Holtzclaw.
Ciaravino, originally from the Cleveland, Ohio area, cited the increasing need to provide critical family medical attention as a key factor in the timing of his decision.
"I need to dedicate my time to critical long-term family medical matters, including extensive travel between Seattle and Cleveland. I will be unable to fulfill my duties and responsibilities as City Manager during a very demanding time," Ciaravino said. "Mill Creek deserves and should expect the full time and attention of its City Manager. I want to thank the City Council and the citizens of Mill Creek for the opportunity to serve this very beautiful and remarkable community, and I will always be invested in its long-term success," Ciaravino said.
"Transitions are always challenging," Mayor Holtzclaw said. "The Council is asking our City leadership team to come together and to demonstrate extraordinary teamwork in assisting the Council as we work through a very full agenda of significant items between now, year-end, and the beginning of 2022."
The City will be initiating a search process to select a new city manager at its Council meeting Nov. 23.