Newport City Manager Laura Dolgin to retire after nearly 8 years of service

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NEWPORT – After nearly 8 years of service, Newport City Manager Laura Dolgin has announced her retirement, effective June 2, 2023.

During her tenure, Dolgin worked to improve the quality of life in Newport City.

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In a retirement letter to the city council on Monday, she expressed her best wishes for her colleagues and said she looks forward to following the successes of Newport City.

She acknowledged all of the department heads, Newport City employees, the City Clerk and Treasurer’s Office members, and the City Council members for their support and assistance.

“I feel honored to have been able to serve with them while we worked to make Newport City a better place to live, work and play,” Dolgin said.

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In an interview with the Newport Daily Express, Dolgin said she feels the city is in a good space right now, and there is a lot of things that are ready to be handed off to someone new.

She has already begun preparing notes for her replacement, outlining step-by-step details needed to complete tasks, and has offered to assist with continuity of operations as needed.

The city council has yet to announce plans for finding a replacement for Dolgin.

Dol­gin said she and her hus­band have purchased a home in Char­lottesville, Vir­ginia, and plan to move there to be close to family.

She took the position as City Manager on January 20, 2015.

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