Mammoth Town Manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez was officially placed on paid administrative leave on Aug. 30. The Sheet obtained the following letter from MMM’s email address, sent Sept. 1 presumably to staff and friends. She cleaned out her desk on Sept. 3, but according to Mayor Rick Wood, he had not seen an official letter of resignation as of 8 a.m. on Sept. 4.
“Friends and colleagues –
I am writing to thank you for your support, encouragement and guidance. At a time of a crisis is when true partners emerge, and do what is right. I had not asked anyone for anything, and was simply overwhelmed with the extent to which you had reached out to me, expressed your opinions of what is important and worth fighting for, and made your voices heard. Our wonderful community – including employees who do not live in Mammoth Lakes but care deeply for the Town’s organization and the services it provides – has united in such a remarkable manner. I was astonished, but also humbled and proud to be a part of this amazing group of people, who call Mammoth Lakes their home.
The Town has still a lot of challenges before us. I will work very hard to address them, and look forward to doing so in a partnership with you and many others. As we move on, please let us know how well the Town is doing, including areas where corrective actions are needed.
P.S. It is possible that this message unintentionally excluded some intended recipients – I have a good idea of everyone who should be thanked and acknowledged, but it is also possible that I have missed some people. Feel free to share this email with others, as appropriate.”
The Town Council holds its regular meeting tonight, Sept. 4 in Suite Z. Closed session begins at 5 p.m. and the regular meeting begins at 6 p.m.