Marysheva-Martinez will stay in Mammoth Lakes

Interim Town Manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez

Marianna Marysheva-Martinez said she withdrew her application in Yakima on Tuesday.

Last week news surfaced that Mammoth’s Assistant Town Manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez had applied for the City Manager job in Yakima, Washington.  This week, she withdrew that application and signed an additional year’s contract with the Town of Mammoth Lakes.

A press release issued by the Town says Martinez has “demonstrated her abilities and capacities to work on a variety of difficult public issues.”  The release goes on to say Martinez has focused on financial issues, negotiations with MLLA, plans for creditor mediations and providing leadership and support to the Town Council and Town Manager.

Town Manager Dave Wilbrecht confirmed that Martinez’s contract remains the same – $4,000 per week, some retirement benefits but no other benefits, and use of a Town car mostly when she’s in town.

Wilbrecht said Martinez came to him when the article about her application for the job in Yakima went public and said she would prefer to stay in Mammoth one more year.  Wilbrecht said, “We do have more work to be accomplished, and we appreciate her staying with us.”

Wilbrecht said if the Town does have to enter bankruptcy, Martinez will work on that.  Otherwise, she will work on MLLA, more consistent financial reports, improvement of financial controls, and policies and procedures town government wide.

As for current events, Wilbrecht said that officials are finalizing selection of a mediator and hope to start mediation with creditors early next week.

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jose chavez
jose chavez
10 years ago

just the facts,

i visit mammoth from time to time, and you are right. any turist destination is expensive to live in and visit. as for the remaider of your comment, i could not agree with you more!

just the facts
just the facts
10 years ago

Jose, With any popular tourist destination, it is expensive to live in Mammoth Lakes. I’m not so sure the blame for the high cost of living can fairly be dumped on the people in charge of running the community per se. The people to be most suspicious of are the… Read more »

jose chavez
jose chavez
10 years ago

yeah, why arent the likes/dislikes not working????? in other notes, for that amount of money, i would have stayed too!!!!!! but no, the choices made by the people who run the town made it very hard for many middle class families to live a decent life in mammoth. so we… Read more »

Big Rick O'Brien
Big Rick O'Brien
10 years ago

I’m thinking if the likes & dislikes were working right now, there’d be some serious + likes for MOST of these comments. What exactly does one accomplish on a weekly basis to actually earn 4,000.00 ?

Trouble
Trouble
10 years ago

$4000.00 a week, is she single?

Dingo
Dingo
10 years ago

Hey, I came up here for a year then another and then another and then another. Dang, its been 25 years now already! Am I really that old? Time flies when your having fun I guess, perhaps Marianna is just discovering that, good for her. Mammoth is an awesome place,… Read more »

longtimemllocal
longtimemllocal
10 years ago

I wonder how many will get laid off so she can stay?

Bemused
Bemused
10 years ago

So we’re paying Wilbrecht for what at this point exactly…to carry her laptop?

just the facts
just the facts
10 years ago
Reply to  Bemused

I think bemused is bemusing himself. Dave Wilbrecht left Mono County in great shape and after this mess (that he clearly inherited from some misguide elected officials still in command) blows over, there is no doubt he will earn the title of one of the best town managers ever. And… Read more »

andrew
andrew
10 years ago

Does it really matter?

Rob
Rob
10 years ago

^^^ I would tend to agree SierraFan.

upthecreek
upthecreek
10 years ago

Mammoth can sleep well knowing it has two town mangers at the helm..

WHEN DOES THE ‘FOR SALE BY OWNER’ SIGN GO UP ON 395
GGW

leatherbag
leatherbag
10 years ago

“Town Manager Dave Wilbrecht confirmed that Martinez’s contract remains the same – $4,000 per week, some retirement benefits but no other benefits, and use of a Town car mostly when she’s in town.” I’m just an dumb cowpie parts buyer, but $4K/week is still $208,000/year. Who needs, “no other benefits,”… Read more »

SierraFan
SierraFan
10 years ago
Reply to  leatherbag

I would agree with you if we were just thinking of the salary aspect but I think she brings some series “in house” benefit. My guess is if they had to hire a large firm from somewhere to replace here, the cost would be rediculosly prohibitive. She’s done a very… Read more »

SierraFan
SierraFan
10 years ago

With where the town is at this time, keeping MMM around is a fantastic move! From everything I know and have heard, she’s a great person to have around and the best to deal with the challenges. Congratulations to her.