David Dillner Resigns Position as City Manager to Accept City Manager Position in El Dorado, Kansas
February 7, 2017 - The City of Abilene officially accepted the
resignation of City Manager David Dillner at a special meeting on
February 3, 2017. David has accepted an offer of employment to serve as
city manager for the City of El Dorado, Kansas. His last day with the
City of Abilene will be March 3, 2017, as he will begin his appointment
with the City of El Dorado on March 6, 2017.
“It has been a pleasure working with David during the last six years,”
says Mayor Dee Marshall. “He has served the community well during his
time in Abilene. El Dorado is getting a very well qualified person to
serve as city manager.” The governing body of the City of El Dorado
unanimously approved an employment agreement with David Dillner at its
February 6, 2017 regular meeting.
“Words cannot begin to describe
the feelings my family and I have for Abilene,” says David Dillner.
“This community will always have a special place in our hearts. We have
come to appreciate Abilene’s great heritage and have found much
enjoyment in the people of Abilene who continue the tradition that
Abilene is known for far and wide.”
The governing body has not yet determined a plan of action moving forward, although it is expected that an interim manager
will be sought out to serve until a replacement may be appointed to the position of city manager.
“As I look to new endeavors, I take pause and reflect on the people I
have had the pleasure of serving,” says David Dillner. “The citizens of
Abilene are truly blessed to have such a great community. I am
especially grateful to the dedicated staff who
while striving to preserve the very fabric of our democracy each and
every day. I wish them well as they continue the work necessary to make
Abilene safe and prosperous.”