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UPDATED: Mammoth gets new manager, county loses theirs as Wilbrecht takes top Town job

April 12, 2011

The Town Council of Mammoth Lakes has selected a permanent Town Manager.

The new manager, Dave Wilbrecht, currently serves as Mono County's administrator, and is well known in Mammoth Lakes both due to his current position with the county and previous service with the Town.

Wilbrecht's employment agreement is scheduled for approval by the Town Council in an open session on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. His first day on the job is going to be Wednesday, June 1.

Interim Town Manager Marysheva-Martinez will stay on until the end of her contract, June 30, to assist the incoming Town Manager and the Town Council with current and emerging challenges, such as the settlement of the $30 million development judgment, development of a budget that takes into account the judgment's impact on the Town, and creation and implementation of policies and procedures concerning finances and personnel.

Mono County officials said they "wish Mr. Wilbrecht the best in his new position, and will miss the administrative expertise he has provided to Mono County for the past eight years. They commend him for the superior job he has done on behalf of the Supervisors, County staff, and Mono County citizens."

Chairman Hap Hazard said, “Working with Dave has been an honor and an experience. The high energy level and performance shown by Dave has made Mono County a far better place to live and work. He has been instrumental in bringing change to the county operations. He led the way through the passage of Measures A&B a few years back. With this change of the auditor and county clerk from elected positions to appointed positions, the performance and the responsiveness of those two offices to the county staff and to the citizens have been remarkable.

"Dave has had many other successes as Mono County CAO and our communities are better off for his efforts. I, and I believe everyone at Mono County, will miss Dave and his calm and steady manner of doing business. I wish him the best as he transitions to the Town.”

Supervisor Vikki Bauer appeared stunned. "I'm still processing it," she said.

Wilbrecht expressed his thanks to all ten Supervisors with whom he has served over the past eight years, and also had high praise for the county staff expressing his appreciation for their dedication and hard work.

“County employees are talented, dedicated, and hard working, and provide exceptional service to the citizens of Mono County,” Wilbrecht said.

The county will proceed with a formal recruitment to appoint a new administrative officer.

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