View proclamation presented at March 8, 2018 City Council meeting.
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
WHEREAS, when W. Brian Hiatt became the City Manager for the City of Concord in the fall of 1998, the population was under 50,000 residents, but now approaches 90,000; there were nearly 15 city co-workers per 1,000 citizens, and currently, approximately 11 co-workers per 1,000 citizens; proving the efficiency of the City of Concord under his leadership; and
WHEREAS, his leadership has resulted in Concord being a desired community in which to live, work, and play and has led the organization to being able to meet the public’s demand for services, quality of life, facilities, and financial stewardship from the first budget he recommended in May 1999, which totaled $101 million, to his last recommended budget presented in May 2017, which totaled over $246 million; and
WHEREAS, during his 19 years of service the City of Concord has been repeatedly recognized for financial excellence and became more efficient; and
WHEREAS, during his term as City Manager nearly all major City facilities have been upgraded including the construction of a new operations complex, 5 fire stations, Police Headquarters, a downtown parking deck, the Transit Center, the new City Hall, a commercial service terminal at the Concord Regional Airport, and multiple recreation facilities; all of which were accomplished with minimal issuance of debt and no issuance of General Obligation debt; and
WHEREAS, this is a true testament to Brian’s strong management practices and commitment to stewardship of public funds; and
WHEREAS, Brian has also been involved with and chaired many civic organizations in Concord.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, William C. Dusch, Mayor, and on behalf of the City Council of the City of Concord, do hereby proclaim March 31, 2018 as
“W. BRIAN HIATT DAY”
in the City of Concord and extend our best wishes for continued success and happiness in the future.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused this seal to be affixed.
William C. Dusch, Mayor