Local City Manager Resigns After 17 Years

City Manager Resigns
Celina City Manager Jason Laumer | Image by Jason Laumer, Facebook

New leadership will soon come to Celina, as City Manager Jason Laumer has resigned.

A Facebook announcement from the City of Celina on Friday revealed that Laumer tendered his resignation to Celina Mayor Ryan Tubbs and the Celina City Council.

Laumer served the City of Celina for 17 years. He had expressed pride at the end of April after the city received two 2023 Top Workplaces Culture Excellence Awards for Leadership and Purpose & Values. These awards are issued by Energage and based on employee feedback, according to a City of Celina press release.

Under Laumer’s leadership, the city also received four Culture Badges, given to the top 25% of organizations of similar size in the categories of meaningful work, innovation, cross-team cooperation, and company direction.

“I am so proud of our entire staff and am pleased to recognize our managers and directors for the impeccable work that earned them this worthy award,” Laumer said in the release.

“Since arriving in Celina, my highest priority has been to build a team that exudes a love and passion for our City, and this high honor recognizes that character trait of every member of our team,” he continued. “This honor highlights that Celina is a great place to work and is a City that our team is proud to be a part of.”

“The City Council and I are grateful for Mr. Laumer’s years of service and wish him the best in his future endeavors,” Tubbs said in a statement released by the City of Celina. “We also appreciate the diligence of the City’s staff as we navigate this transition.”

“We will continue the critical work before us as we bring first-class amenities to our residents and businesses while honoring the storied heritage of this community,” the mayor added.

The Celina City Council is expected to formally accept Laumer’s resignation at its June 13 meeting. At that time, it will also appoint an interim city manager to fill his role as they search for a successor.

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