Scott Somers

Yesterday, in a press release, the City announced the resignation of its City Manager Scott Somers.

Mr. Somers’ resignation will be effective on December 23, 2020. The City intends to begin the search process for a new City Manager by the end of the year. An RFP (Request for Proposal) will be issued soon for a firm to start a nationwide search for a replacement. It is the City’s goal to find and secure a new City Manager by the spring of 2021. During this time, Assistant City Manager, Bill Gardiner will assume the role as Acting City Manager.

Somers has accepted a position as CEO for Green Valley Recreation, Inc., a not-forprofit in southern Arizona that provides recreation, social, and leisure services for its members.

Prior to his position with the City, Somers served as County Manager of Clatsop County, Oregon, and City Manager for Reedsport, Oregon.

Somers has been with the City for more than five years.

During his tenure with the City, Somers has overseen the culmination of numerous City initiatives and projects including City Hall, the College Park Woods Pool property, the Calvert Road Elementary School project, the Hollywood dog park, Hollywood Gateway Park, Trolley Trail completion, among others. He has also improved and further developed City relations with the University of Maryland, according to the press release.

You can find more about Mr. Somers’ resignation here on City’s website.