Ealy will leave city position
Randy Ealy says he will leave after nine years as Beaverton's chief administrative officer.
Ealy has accepted a new job with Portland General Electric as manager of local government affairs.
Ealy did not indicate a date for the transition or a successor.
Ealy was Estacada city manager when Mayor Denny Doyle named him as chief administrative officer in March 2009, shortly after Doyle took office as mayor.
In his note, Ealy wrote:
"A giant thank you to Mayor Denny Doyle, who took a huge chance on a guy from a small town early in his first year as Mayor just nine SHORT (ha) years ago."
Estacada at the time had around 3,000 people, Beaverton 86,000 (now 95,000).
Ealy drew praise for his work in Estacada. Doyle said that experience led him to choose Ealy to help him oversee city departments.
In his note, Ealy said:
"I want to thank each of you for our work together throughout the years. What a ride tremendous ride. I am humbled and honored to have worked with each of you, and learned from your professional approach to the numerous sets of challenging issues."
Ealy earned a bachelor's degree in 1991 from Willamette University and a master's degree in public administration in 1999 from Portland State University.
He worked for a couple of state senators, including Brady Adams of Grants Pass, who was majority leader and Senate president in the 1990s.