Marysheva-Martinez resigns as Mammoth Town Manager; Police Chief Watson named as interim
Marianna Marysheva-Martinez resigned her position as Mammoth Town Manager on Monday, Sept. 2, town spokesman Stuart Brown confirmed.
Marysheva-Martinez, whose differences with the Town Council reached a pitch last week, cleared her office as of early afternoon, leaving Police Chief Dan Watson as the acting Town Manager.
Matthew Lehman, a council member who in his position as mayor worked closely with Marysheva-Martinez during its perilous march toward the brink of muncipal bankruptcy, said the town would release an official statement, once it cleared the desk of Town Attorney Andrew Morris.
In the meantime, Lehman said the council would take a systematic approach to naming a new town manager, praising Marysheva-Martinez's work in passing.
"I had all the confidence in the world in her," he said.
"Moving forward, I'd like to see a process that is more professional, and more forthright.
We have to define what we want for the community and the Town of Mammoth Lakes, then move forward."