Colorado Springs City Manager Penelope Culbreth-Graft told City Council today of her plans to resign, effective April 16. A statement from the city says Culbreth-Graft notified city council in a letter, in which she says she plans to launch a family business in public speaking, consulting, and writing. As reported by the Gazette earlier in the week, the city manager recently underwent her annual performance evaluation, after which several council members told the paper Culbreth-Graft has done a good job in a difficult situation. Only Councilman Tom Gallagher said he was displeased. According to the statement from the city, council will determine a process to find a new city manager prior to the official effective date in April. Culbreth-Graft began serving as city manager in January 2008 and has spent 32 years in public service.

 

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