Retirements seem to be in the air for department heads with the City of Manhattan Beach.
Now, less than 2 months after Parks and Recreation Director Richard Gill announced his retirement, Public Works Director Jim Arndt said Wednesday that he will retire on May 31, after 6 years in the position.
“After 41 years in the Public Works field, concluding my career in Manhattan Beach seems natural," said Arndt. "It is a community of high energy and expectations, and has provided a perfect closure to my career.”
Arndt, a registered civil engineer, spent 10 years as a consultant in private sector development before working for more than 30 years in county and city roles as a Public Works director.
“Jim Arndt has guided the Public Works team to its current reputation — a department that is reliable, effective and highly innovative in working to maintain a superior quality of life for those who live, work and play in Manhattan Beach,” said City Manager David Carmany. “We are grateful for his commitment to the community and wish him the very best.”
- Previously: Parks & Rec Director Richard Gill to Retire