City Manager Laurie Lile announced plans today to resign from her post effect Oct. 14.
Lile was hired in April 2012, with the Monrovia City Council voting unanimously to give her the job. She had previously served as Palmdale's assistant city manager.
The following is a statement provided by Monrovia City Manager Laurie Lile:
“After much consideration, I have decided to retire from my position as City Manager and conclude my more than 30 years of public service. While I have enjoyed my time in the City of Monrovia since April 2012 and the opportunity to serve this community, I look forward to the next chapter of my life. My husband and I plan to retire and move to Nevada.
I advised the City Council on Monday of my decision to leave effective October 14, 2013.
This is a wonderful City, and the support and collaboration within the community, City Council and City Staff is extraordinary. I’m glad to have had the opportunity to talk with so many residents through the Plan Monrovia process, and to gain a greater understanding of the community.
I wish Monrovia all the best and I have great confidence that the City will continue to remain an excellent place to live and work for many years to come.”
According to Mayor Mary Ann Lutz, the City Council will discuss the process for filling the City Manager position during Closed Session at its next City Council meeting on Sept. 3. Following the Closed Session item, the Council will report publicly any action it took.
Mayor Lutz is appreciative of the time Ms. Lile has dedicated to the City over the past 16 months.
“The City Council thanks Laurie for her dedication to the community, and for her work,” Mayor Lutz said. “We wish her well in her future endeavors, and thank her for everything she’s done for the City of Monrovia.”