The City of Grass Valley press release:
City Administrator Dan Holler will be stepping down from the position of City Administrator.
There is a desire by the City Council to move in direction for which Holler sees himself as not being the best fit for the City.
While this is a difficult time, it also represents an opportunity to build the City Department Head team with the search for a new Fire Chief and Finance Director.
This will allow the Council and new Administrator to start fresh.
The change will allow Holler to focus on new opportunities in both the public and private sector, without impacting Grass Valley.
The City has a very capable staff and a system in place for other Department Heads to fill-in on short term assignments taking on the duties of the City Administrator.
For Holler the past five and half years has been challenging financially for the city and managing that process with the loss of redevelopment, with an aggressive capital investment program, ongoing service demands and looking for creative ways to help the economy has been very demanding.
“For me and the City, it is time for a change. The City has a bright future and will continue to serve its residents, businesses and visitors well.” said Holler.
His last day will be Sept. 3. The City Council will be meeting that week to formalize their next steps in filling the position.