Ian Munce, a familiar face at City Hall for 27 years, has resigned as City Planning Director and City Attorney, effective at the end of July. Munce says he will take a job with the City of Tacoma.
In an email to the Mayor, City Council and Planning Commission, Munce said "It has been my pleasure and honor to work for the City of Anacortes since September 1981." He added "I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute."
Munce told Anacortes Now that he has enough time in the state retirement system to allow him to retire, so he’s going to do it. He said “I’ve done my share of management. I’ve done it long enough.”
He said he didn’t want to go into consulting or private practice, so he looked for a planning job and found one in Tacoma. Munce said he will be a city planner for the City of Tacoma.
But, Munce said he will continue to live in Anacortes, just part-time. He expects to be in Tacoma a few days every week and in Anacortes a few days. And, he said when he retires, he will stay in Anacortes.
Munce said, in his email, that he intends to continue to participate in the Anacortes community, "Ours is such a wonderful community with dedicated employees, elected officials, and volunteers. I am looking forward to joining the volunteer category."
In his email, Munce had a personal 'thanks' for Mayor Dean Maxwell, "You always do things for the right reasons. It has been a great privilege to work closely with you over these past 15 years."