Following an executive session at the end of the Monroe City Council meeting on Tuesday, Mayor Greg Thompson said it was with sadness that he was announcing the resignation of Monroe City Administrator Matthew Chancey. He leaves the city employ on March 18, 2016.
In making a motion to accept Chancey’s resignation, Councilwoman Lee Malcom included that attorney Tom Berry with Underwood & Company immediately begin an executive search to find a new city administrator. Chancey said he is going into the private sector, but will remain in the Monroe area.
“I was born and raised here so I will still be active in the community,” Chancey said. “In fact, I may be able to do even more now.”
Chancey was hired as the permanent city administrator in February 2013 after a brief stint as interim city administrator following the resignation of former City Administrator Julian Jackson.
In other business following the executive session, Preston & Malcom were appointed to continue as city attorneys for the City of Monroe.