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San Dimas City Manager Ken Duran announces retirement after 34 years

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Calif. — Javier Rojas Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Calif.

May 23-- May 23--Kenneth Duran, San Dimas city manager, speaks during a public meeting in October 2019. The San Dimas City Council placed Duran on administrative leave May 12, 2020. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

San Dimas City Manager Ken Duran has announced his retirement after more than 34 years of service, the city confirmed on Friday, May 22.

The announcement comes less than two weeks after Duran was placed on paid administrative leave for an indefinite period. City officials have not disclosed the reasoning behind the move.

The City Council appointed Assistant City Manager Brad McKinney as acting city manager on May 12, the same day it put Duran on leave. In a news release issued Friday evening, the city said the council will now proceed with determining how to select Duran's permanent replacement.

"Ken's dedication to the community has made a lasting and meaningful impression in our city. We will miss the commitment and leadership he has shown over the last 30 years," Mayor Emmett Badar said, according to the news release. "I know I speak for the entire City Council in thanking Ken for his exemplary public service and wish him the best going forward."

City Hall offices were closed at 5:30 p.m., minutes after San Dimas announced Duran's retirement in the release. Officials were not immediately available for additional comment.

The council appointed Duran on Dec. 11, 2018. He has been with the city of San Dimas since 1986, when he joined as a senior recreation supervisor, working his way up the ranks until his appointment as city manager.

"The city of San Dimas is a wonderful city with a supportive community and hardworking staff who care deeply for the community they serve," Duran said in the news release. "It been a privilege to serve the residents of the city of San Dimas for over 34 years and while I will be sad to leave, I look forward to spending the next phase of my life with my family."

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