City of Claremont logoOn Oct. 7, Claremont City Manager Tara Schultz announced, with regret, that she will be leaving the City of Claremont effective October 31, 2020.

The City Council would like to express its appreciation to Mrs. Schultz for her hard work and dedication to the City of Claremont during a challenging and difficult time for the City. Ms. Schultz has been an asset to the City of Claremont during her three years of service. Under her leadership, the City closed a $2.5 million dollar structural deficit while maintaining essential services for the community. She spearheaded new and innovative programs, including creating our Community Core Values Campaign, leading the community through the Districting Process, and most recently managing the City’s response to an unprecedented pandemic.

Her most recent efforts have been finding creative solutions to support and assist Claremont’s struggling restaurants during COVID and working with Tri City Mental Health and the Police Chief to devise a new program to assist our Police Officers with non-emergency calls for homelessness and other mental health issues. The City Council wishes Mrs. Schultz well and thanks her for her hard work and service to the community.

“In my three years with the City of Claremont, I have been honored to work with a team of dedicated and amazing professionals. I will miss the relationships I have built with the staff, community members, and the business community,” said Ms. Schultz.

This decision was mutually agreed upon between Mrs. Schultz and the City Council. The City Council is focused on the future of the City and will look for a permanent replacement for Ms. Schultz in November.