After careful consideration, the Richland City Council and City Manager Cindy Reents mutually announce that Ms. Reents will separate from employment with the City of Richland. It has been determined that this is in the best interest of both parties and will be in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth in a Separation Agreement. On December 15, 2020, the City Council voted to authorize the signing of an Agreement. However, because the terms of the Agreement have not yet been finalized, no additional details will be discussed at this time.
Ms. Reents will continue to serve as the City Manager and assist with the transition until her last day of employment on January 22, 2021. The Council has not yet determined recruitment efforts for this position. Over the coming weeks, the Council will announce who will serve in the Interim City Manager role.
“We appreciate the 17+ years of service Cindy has provided the City of Richland. While the Council and Ms. Reents have mutually chosen to move in a different direction with this position, we recognize and thank her for her contributions to Richland,” states Mayor, Ryan Lukson. “During her tenure, she has played an integral role in several key projects and initiatives including the planning and construction of Fire Station 74, the HAPO Community Stage, the new Richland City Hall, regional dispatching services, and the recent Duportail Bridge. I have worked alongside her in the City’s response to COVID-19 and appreciate her tenacity. The City is financially stable, and that is a remarkable feat in these trying times. Her passion for the community is evident and we wish her the best of luck. The Council is confident the City will continue to operate effectively and efficiently during this transition.”
The City of Richland has a population of approximately 58,000 citizens. The City employs over 500 employees across ten departments and several facilities. Visit www.ci.richland.wa.us for more information.
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