Public works director resigns

June, 2014 Posted in News

Stayton Public Works Director Dave Kinney formally resigned May 27, ending his seven-year consulting contract agreement with the city of Stayton.

“My wife and I would like to have a flexible schedule to travel and take care of an ancestral family home on the East Coast,” Kinney said. “I plan to continue to do consulting work for my other clients.”

Kinney served as Stayton city administrator from 1988 to1994. He then began working as a community development consultant. From 1994 to the present, Kinney served as an interim city manager for Silverton, Sweet Home, Mill City and other cities. He served as Silverton’s joint venture director for the initial development of The Oregon Garden. He was a consultant for the Stayton Public Library Foundation, and provided land use and financial consultant services for a variety of public and private clients.

Highlights of his years in public works were the completion of the Stayton Public Library, upgrades of  water and wastewater treatment facilities, 10th Avenue improvements and Santiam Park development.

The city has begun the search to find a new public works director. “We are a desirable community with a wonderful job opportunity, and I am confident we can find a great person to join our team,” said Stayton City Administrator Keith Campbell.

Mary Owen 

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