Mammoth Town Council and their Manager


Town Manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez

For a couple of weeks in a row, the Mammoth Town Council held special meetings to either in part of in total “consider evaluation of a public employee: Town Manager.”

Mayor Rick Wood and Town Manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez offered some very brief comment. When asked about the closed session evaluations, Mayor Wood said no action was reported out of those sessions. He said the next Council meeting is scheduled for September 4th and that’s all he has.

To rumors that she might be leaving Mammoth, Manager Martinez said she is “very happy in Mammoth, and there are still plenty of challenges to keep me busy (and engaged!) for years.” She said her current contract goes through June 30, 2014.

As for closed sessions focusing on her, Martinez said, “Yes, my evaluation has been on the agenda, and I was told that the discussions have been about the extension of my contract.” The Town Manager said she had been on vacation since July 29 and is not fully up to date on everything going on, particularly in closed sessions.

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5 Responses to Mammoth Town Council and their Manager

  1. Platypus August 27, 2013 at 12:45 pm #

    The Town Council would be foolish to get rid of Mariana now that the ship is finally righting itself. Who, of any worth, would step in if they fired the second manager in 6 months? But the Council is known for foolish decisions, above all!

    • How To Be Town Administrator August 28, 2013 at 6:22 am #

      Study the lingo of local government and use it sporadically – Talk the Talk
      Develop what it called “Attitude” – Think superiority over inferiority
      Be slightly distant with no intention of actually residing in the community full-time – If they live elsewhere that elsewhere must be a better place than here
      Be a master of PowerPoint presentations and razzle-dazzle the elected officials with numbers, graphs, forecasts – corporate climbers are brilliant at this
      Be prepared to leave the area after a couple of years of “cutting costs” by firing and intimidating staff – CAO turnover is commonplace in local government
      Take one solid month of vacation
      Laugh all the way to the bank

  2. skijohn August 27, 2013 at 9:38 am #

    Ya, $300 a month is outrageous.

  3. CL August 26, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

    Hmm let’s see 2 bank robberies in less than a month, my evaluation, all of you are terrible. Thanks for laying off all the cops to make sure there was enough money for your outrageous salaries.

    • Perfect administrator August 27, 2013 at 5:05 pm #

      And what seems to be commonplace amongst top-dog administrators in this neck of the woods, she doesn’t live here, owns no property here, has family elsewhere and not exactly what you might call a people person.
      Making her the perfect administrator in the eyes of our elected officials.


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