By Mill Creek City Manager Michael Ciaravino, January 11, 2021.
As a part of the City of Mill Creek’s ongoing reorganization efforts, the city has reclassified the position of Chief of Staff to the position of Deputy City Manager/Internal Auditor effective January 1, 2021.
This reclassification was approved by the city council during the regular meeting on December 8, 2020, and enacted by City Ordinance No. 2020-869.
Grace Lockett, then Interim Chief of Staff, opted not to apply for the reclassified position and was therefore subject to layoff.
Ms. Lockett’s last day with the City of Mill Creek was January 5, 2021.
Former Finance Director Jeff Balentine was assigned to the position of Deputy City Manager/Internal Auditor effective January 1, 2021.
Mr. Balentine is currently on approved leave and is scheduled to assume the new post upon his return.
The City of Mill Creek will have no further comments at this time.