Public Works director, parks commissioner resign
January 15, 2010
By Tim Pfarr
NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 15, 2010
Public Works Director Maiya Andrews submitted her resignation to then-City Manager John Starbard Jan. 11, and her resignation will take effect Feb. 10.
However, the news was not publicly announced until Jan. 13, when interim City Manager Rob Wyman sent an e-mail to city staff members.
Also, Parks Commissioner Curtis Gray submitted his resignation to city officials yesterday morning, and his resignation took effect immediately.
In an e-mail concerning Andrews’ resignation, Wyman spoke of his experience serving as her co-worker several years ago.
“I can honestly say I have not met a more tireless worker in all my life,” Wyman wrote in his e-mail. “Maiya has poured every ounce of energy she has into successfully completing many of the city’s most substantial projects.”
He ended the e-mail by wishing her luck in all of her future endeavors.
Gray’s resignation was publicly announced in a memo from Parks Program Manager Michael Holly to Wyman and members of the City Council.
“The Parks Commission is grateful to the involvement, passion, experience and time offered by Curtis Gray during his time on the commission,” Holly wrote in his memo. “We value his contribution to the commission and the Newcastle community, and he will be missed.”