Cam­bridge city man­ager an­nounces 2018 re­tire­ment plans

Dorchester Star - - Regional -

CAM­BRIDGE — Cam­bridge City Man­ager San­dra Trip­pJones ad­vised the City Coun­cil in a Mon­day, Oct. 23, closed ses­sion that she would re­tire June 30, 2018 to spend more time with her fam­ily here and in Cal­i­for­nia.

The coun­cil re­sponded by im­me­di­ately ap­prov­ing an ex­ten­sion of her con­tract to that date. Tripp-Jones thanked the coun­cil and the com­mu­nity for the op­por­tu­nity to serve and promised to fo­cus on Coun­cil’s pri­or­i­ties for the re­main­der of her ten­ure.

Tripp-Jones un­der­took the job as Cam­bridge’s first City Man­ager in Novem­ber 2015. Her prior work in City Man­age­ment was with the City of Santa Bar­bara, Calif. She also worked for the In­ter­na­tional City/County Man­age­ment As­so­ci­a­tion in their In­ter­na­tional De­vel­op­ment Di­vi­sion.

In Cam­bridge, she has in­tro­duced a new bud­get process and doc­u­ment, fa­cil­i­tated of City Coun­cil goals, im­ple­mented sev­eral cost­cut­ting mea­sures, and gal­va­nized a co­op­er­a­tive work­ing re­la­tion­ship with Dorch­ester County.

Over the next eight months, she in­tends to fo­cus on housing re­vi­tal­iza­tion, Sail­winds pre­de­vel­op­ment, the hir­ing of a per­ma­nent Po­lice Chief and the prepa­ra­tion of the FY 2019 pro­posed bud­get.

Mayor Vic­to­ria Jack­sonS­tan­ley stated that she will lead the Coun­cil’s search for a City Man­ager with the help of a Coun­cil. Over the next month she will make more spe­cific de­ci­sions on the re­cruit­ment process and sched­ule with in­tent to fill the po­si­tion with some­one who can con­tinue to re­spond to Coun­cil’s pri­or­i­ties.

“I ap­pre­ci­ate Ms. Trip­pJones’ work and her ded­i­ca­tion which have brought us to this pos­i­tive stage in Cam­bridge’s de­vel­op­ment and how she has in­vig­o­rated man­age­ment and staff, in­spir­ing pos­i­tive change in the or­ga­ni­za­tion,” Jack­son-Stan­ley said.

SAN­DRA TRIPP-JONES

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