The Altus City Council will hold a special meeting to consider agenda items regarding the recent resignation announcement of the City Manager Elizabeth Gray, 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, in Council Chambers of the Altus Municipal Complex.
Council will consider to declare a vacancy in the position of City Manager effective August 15, due to the resignation by Gray, as announced on July 15.
Council will then enter executive session to discuss the employment and hiring of an individual salaried public officer or employee, the City Manager, and in open session vote to authorize the City staff to either solicit applications for the full-time position, or solicit a recruitment agency that could contract with the City for the purpose of recruiting a City Manager, or take other appropriate actions.
Council will also discuss the resignation of the City Manager and in open session will vote to appoint an Interim City Manager, or to establish the procedure for appointment of an Interim Manager.
Gray announced her resignation last week after accepting a position as the new City Manager for Sand Springs. Gray replaced then City Administrator Mike Nettles in January 2012, until Council appointed Gray as the City Manager in early 2014. As the new Altus City Charter went into effect, calling for a City Manager form of government, Council updated the Grays contract to allow her to take on the new role.
As City Administrator, Gray upheld policies and programs as determined by the City Council and direction of the Mayor. As City Manager, Gray was responsible for producing an annual budget of $55 million and overseeing a staff of 201 full time and 35 part time city employees.