Port Angeles city manager takes new job in Texas
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Port Angeles Kent Myers answers questions at a recent Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce meeting.

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PORT ANGELES — City Manager Kent Myers has accepted a new job as city manager of Fredericksburg, Texas.

Myers, 59, a Texas native, said Tuesday that his last day on the job as the Port Angeles city manager will be May 2.

He expects to begin work Fredericksburg, 78 miles west of Austin and 71 miles north of San Antonio, on May 9.

The Fredericksburg City Council offered him the job Monday night, Myers said, and he accepted it.

The reason for the move is primarily family, Myers said.

“My dad is in San Antonio and my brothers and sister are about an hour away from Fredericksburg,” he said, adding that his father is 85.

“We want to get closer to family.”

His starting salary is over $130,000 with an additional car allowance, said Myers, who added that he did not recall the exact amount.

He was making $157,000 annually in Port Angeles.

“The cost of living is so much cheaper there,” he said, “I'll be coming out ahead.”

It's also a smaller community. Fredericksburg has a population of 10,530, according to the 2010 Census, compared to Port Angeles' 19,038.

Fredericksburg is known in Texas for his German-immigrant history and colorful shops and restaurants.

Myers was the city manager in Hot Springs, Ark., for 14 years before moving to Port Angeles in December 2008.

He has been a finalist over the last year for city manager jobs in several other states.

Last modified: April 04. 2012 11:44AM
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