Friday, September 17, 2004

Hailey city administrator to resign

Express Staff Writer

Hailey City Administrator Jim Azumano will leave his position with the city of Hailey Sept. 30. After taking some free time to enjoy the area, Azumano plans to focus his energies on other interests such as fly fishing and enhancing the development of the Minidoka Internment Camp National Monument, that confined Japanese-American east of Twin Falls during World War II.

?The city staff have been very supportive of the development of improved financial controls, budget policies, risk management, expenditure guidelines, safety standards, and management by specific objectives. The City Council and Mayor recently worked together to develop goals for the City,? Azumano said. ?This has been a great opportunity for me to learn municipal governance.?

Azumano came to the city in December 2003 as the successful candidate in a nationwide search to fill the position.

?The City has benefited from Jim?s extensive knowledge of systems and procedures,? said Mayor Susan McBryant. ?We wish him well.?

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