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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM: 062014
Assistant City Manager Suzanne Frick to Become City of Ketchum City Administrator
Suzanne Frick, Assistant City Manager

Assistant City Manager Suzanne Frick announced today her resignation from the City of Long Beach to accept a position as City Administrator for the City of Ketchum, Idaho.  The City of Ketchum, Idaho is situated at the north end of the Wood River Valley near Sun Valley, and is one of the premier vacation destinations for both winter and summer activities, as well as the cultural center for the Sun Valley area.  The City of Ketchum conducted a nationwide search for a new City Administrator, and the Mayor and City Council of Ketchum approved her appointment earlier today.    

Ms. Frick first joined the City of Long Beach in April 2005 as the City's Director of Planning and Building, and has served as Assistant City Manager since December 2007.  Prior to her service with the City of Long Beach, Ms. Frick spent 22 years with the City of Santa Monica, serving 11 years as the Director of the Planning and Community Development Department.  

"It is a very difficult decision for me to leave Long Beach," said Assistant City Manager Frick.  “But I have always had a special place in my heart for the City of Ketchum and the Sun Valley area, and always hoped to live there one day.  The opportunity to become City Administrator was something I knew I had to try for if ever given the chance.  My experience in Long Beach has been nothing short of incredible, and I am constantly impressed by the professionalism, dedication and ability of City of Long Beach employees.  This team has risen to every challenge presented to them, and I am proud to be a small part of the success Long Beach has achieved over the past several years.”  

“We are losing one of the City’s very best today, but I wish Suzanne all the best as she pursues her dream,” said City Manager Patrick H. West.  “This City has benefited tremendously from Suzanne’s passion, dedication, and talent.  We see the results of her efforts all around us, and her presence will be sorely missed.”    

Ms. Frick’s last day with the City of Long Beach will be August 1.  The City Manager is currently evaluating options for Ms. Frick’s replacement as Assistant City Manager and hopes to make an appointment prior to Suzanne Frick’s last day with the City.