City Administrator Greg Wilkinson issued this statement Thursday confirming news reports regarding his impending retirement from the City of Yuma.
“Over the last 20 years I have had the opportunity to make many decisions while I have been with the City. Every decision I have made has always been based upon what is best for the community and the vision we Yumans have for the future. We as a community and City team have accomplished so many great things over the past 9 years and we have many more great projects coming.
“Having retired twice before from prior occupations I have had several discussions with Mayor, Council, and City staff over the last few weeks and have chosen that this is another time to retire again, at least for a little while. I informed Mayor and Council formally last week that I was going to retire. I am currently looking at a few other job opportunities floating my way along with some offers I received this morning, which I plan to look at after taking some time off with family
“I want to thank the many community members, business and community leaders who reached out to me this morning expressing their support and thanks for the many projects we worked on together. We have so many great leaders in this community. It has been a pleasure to work with and for them.”
The Yuma City Council scheduled a special meeting for 10 a.m. Friday in Council Chambers of City Hall. The single agenda item concerns “Discussion and possible action related to terms of employment for the City Administrator and the Deputy City Administrator.”
The meeting will be open to the public and televised on City 73 for Spectrum cable subscribers.