This morning at mass, I was saddened to learn that Gene Albaugh passed away last night. Gene was a great guy with whom I would often joke at Kinghts of Columbus meetings and Tea Party event about the Bears and the Packers. I am from Chicago and Gene was a "cheesehead." Kim is particularly fond of Gene having worked with him quite a bit through her job.
"When he was hired as interim city manager in 2007, Gene Albaugh was in semi-retirement with no interest in having the 'interim' tag removed.
"His tongue-in-cheek explanation for the change in plans: 'It was the result of a con job by one of our council members who asked me, 'Have you ever thought about working here for 4-5 years?' That got me thinking about staying on if it was the council’s pleasure.'"
"In early 2008, the city council named Gene full-time city manager and next month he will turn over the keys to Dave Brennan the former Sebastopol city manager who agreed to take the Nevada City position for approximately $50,000, the same salary range Albaugh worked under the past couple years."
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