The only person to serve as Camas city administrator has announced his plans to retire.
Lloyd Halverson, who has held the position for nearly 23 years, revealed his decision publicly on Friday during the city’s annual planning conference at the Camas Community Center.
In an emotional statement, he said he will leave his full-time duties in early fall 2012, at which time he said he would be open to working for the city on a part-time basis through March 2013.
During this time he would assist with the transition to a new city administrator, obtain outside funding for capital projects, be a legislative advocate for the city, assist with property acquisitions and perform other tasks assigned by Mayor Scott Higgins.
“I fully support this plan,” Higgins said. “Though honestly my heart breaks for this change, it is the right way at the right time.”