City Manager Sandra Webb is resigning from her position effective Friday, after 13 years of accomplishments and service to the community.


City Manager Sandra Webb is resigning from her position effective Friday, after 13 years of accomplishments and service to the community.

Webb submitted her letter of resignation to City Council members on March 26. There won’t be a special meeting to determine an interim city manager, according to Mayor Darryl McCurtain.
“It’s just time,” she said. “Typically, city managers don’t stay in office all that long.”

Webb said that Tom Graham, assistant city manager and park manager for Turner Falls, will take care of day-to-day operations for the city.

The soon-to-be former city manager graduated from Wilson High School in 1965, and moved to Davis after marrying her husband Tom in 1989.

She served as city clerk from 1992 until 2000, and then returned in 2003 as city clerk and treasurer. She was appointed interim city manager in 2005 after her predecessor, Don Brittin, was terminated by the City Council. She accepted the position on a permanent basis in 2007.

During her tenure as city manager, Webb oversaw the construction of cabins at Turner Falls that she said have “absolutely more than paid for themselves,” as well as the construction of the new fire station.

She said the biggest project that she helped to get started that will finish after her resignation is the new municipal water plant, which will replace the 40-year-old plant currently in use.

Webb downplayed her contributions to the projects.

“You can’t say that a city manager accomplishes anything alone, but with the support of the city council,” she said.

Webb said that she doesn’t plan to leave the city and will continue to patronize its businesses.

“Davis is my home,” Webb said. “I’ll continue to buy all my groceries here in Davis, because that’s how you support small towns.”

She said she plans on visiting City Hall regularly to keep up with her former staff.

“I’ll miss them all dearly,” she said. “When you work, you spend more time with your coworkers than you do awake with your family.”

After leaving City Hall, Webb said she plans to spend more time with her mother and grandchildren, as well as helping her husband with the bookkeeping of his new business, Caveman Cycles. She also plans to spend time with a certain friend.

“I’m going to reintroduce myself to my sewing machine,” she said. “I haven’t had time for it in a long time, and I really enjoy it.”