January 2017 Highlights
(For the full calendar of events and event descriptions, please click on “CommunityCalendar”, above, and “Read the Latest in the MCN Link”, above left)
A New Year and Some New Faces
Jim Holgersson, Interim Town Manager
|Carlene McCart, Interim Parks and Recreation Director
Derek Farmer, Town Planner
Derek Farmer is the new Moraga Town Planner, a position that has been vacant since early 2017. Derek will help process development applications currently in progress and will assist with long range planning and policy development as well as environmental review. Derek has 20 years of experience working as a land use planner in both public and private sectors. He was most recently with the city of Orinda.
New Mayor and Vice Mayor Elected
The town council conducted their annual reorganization at the December 13th meeting.
Dave Trotter was unanimously elected Mayor for 2018.
Teresa Onoda was unanimously elected Vice-Mayor.
Bob Priebe Retires After 39 Years of Public Service
Bob Priebe announced his retirement back in September and his last day was December 17th, 2017. Bob worked in the Moraga Police Force for almost 36 years, where he spent the last eight years as police chief. He then moved from Interim Town Manager, a position he held for 8 months, to Town Manager on October 1st 2016.
Thank you, Bob, for your many years of dedicated service to our town.