At the conclusion of the City Council meeting on May 5, 2015, Lemon Grove City Manager, Graham Mitchell, announced his resignation in a move to the Assistant City Manager position in the City of Escondido.
City Manager Graham Mitchell announced his resignation at the conclusion of last night’s City Council meeting. Graham’s last day of employment will be Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Graham has accepted the Assistant City Manager position with the City of Escondido.
Mitchell stated, “I am grateful for the City Councilmembers I have had the opportunity to serve, the amazingly dedicated staff that tirelessly work to make Lemon Grove a better place, and the Lemon Grove community for accepting me and my family. I will miss working with all those in Lemon Grove. Working in Lemon Grove has been the most enriching professional experience of my life. I feel honored to have had the opportunity to work for the City of Lemon Grove.”
Mayor Mary Sessom added, “Graham Mitchell has been an excellent leader both at City Hall and in the community. City Council recognizes the wonderful opportunity Escondido has presented to Graham. We wish him well. But, what we really wish, is that he would stay in Lemon Grove as our City Manager. Barring that, we wish that the City of Escondido treats Graham well for we know he will be good for them.”
The City Council will have an agenda item at the May 19, 2015 meeting to discuss transition issues.