Fairmont’s city manager Robin Gomez announced his resignation earlier this week during Tuesday’s city council meeting.
The decision came after Gomez accepted a similar position in the Clarkston Georgia area.
While the decision was a difficult one, Gomez said after sitting down with his wife, they both felt it was the best decision for their family and could not pass up the opportunity.
“”It’s been changing in the last couple of decades where managers are staying longer. There are parts of the country where typically between three to five years is a standard, but when you find a community, a city that just becomes overly appealing – it’s just a great opportunity and my family took advantage of it and applied. I went through the whole process and it worked out. It’s sad to leave Fairmont. You always feel sad when you are leaving one community and going to another, but we feel content that a lot has been accomplished by myself, my city staff, the city council and the entire Fairmont community.” said Gomez
Gomez became the city manager in December of 2015 and told 12 News with close to three years of service to the community, he will always remember what he calls ‘the friendly city’ and had these words to say.
“I loved the time here being the manager, working with all the council members certainly I have the greatest staff. All the city employees has been wonderful, fabulous, they are very dedicated, committed. They not only care about their job, but they care about doing that to the highest quality.” said Gomez.
The city council legislative body will appoint a interim city manager until they are able to appoint a full-time official for the 2019 fiscal year.
Gomez’s last day in office will be the December 21st of this year.