Jamal Fox resigns as Camas city administrator

The resignation will be effective 5 p.m., Fri., July 9

This story was first published by Lacamas Magazine and it is shared here with full attribution to Lacamas Magazine and Editor Ernie Geigenmiller (Lacamas Magazine).

CAMAS – Camas City Administrator Jamal Fox announced today (May 26) that he will be resigning from the city, effective 5 p.m., Fri., July 9. He was later announced as the new city manager for the city of Takoma Park, Maryland.

Jamal Fox
Jamal Fox

“The city of Camas has been a great opportunity for me as your city administrator.  Former Mayor Barry McDonnell, staff and the community have been welcoming, and I think we have accomplished a lot in my time here,” Fox said. “It is my belief that the organization is stronger with the enhanced processes and the right leaders in the right places to continue the great work we began together. I am encouraged by the team and excited about the future opportunities that exist for this city.” 

During his tenure with Camas, Fox led many projects and process improvements, and guided the city through various issues that impacted operations in 2020, including the COVID-19 pandemic.

Among other accomplishments, Fox added to staff, restructured various processes, and worked to implement former Mayor Barry’s McDonnell’s vision of Land, People and Honesty.

“I want to thank Jamal for his leadership during some unprecedented times,” said Mayor Pro Tem Ellen Burton. “His work with staff and his leadership during his time in Camas has helped guide the city into the future.  We wish him nothing but the best.” 

Burton is currently working to name an interim replacement to serve in the role in Fox’s absence. The city will eventually conduct a national search to find Fox’s replacement.

This story is published with full attribution to Lacamas Magazine and Editor Ernie Geigenmiller (https://lacamasmagazine.com/2021/05/city-administrator-jamal-fox-to-resign-from-position-effective-july-9.html)

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