Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation GM resigns, Pallante named interim

Submitted to the Sun

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation agency’s general manager announced his resignation effective Thurs. June 23.

LaRue Griffin served as general manager for seven years. According to a press release, during that time, he was instrumental in implementing many significant business and financial management improvements.

“The Agency Board and North Tahoe-Truckee community thank Mr. Griffin for his many years of service to the agency,” said Board President Dan Wilkins. “He accomplished much in his time with the Agency. We wish him well in his future endeavors.”

The agency board appointed TTSA employee Richard Pallante as interim General Manager. Pallante has been working as the Agency Maintenance Department Manager. He has three decades of experience working in local government, including substantial time and experience managing a wastewater treatment plant and supervising staff.

Pallante recently informed TTSA staff that he “believes in government being fiscally responsible, finding and enhancing employees’ best qualities, and utilizing technology to enhance services and to provide for an enjoyable and productive work environment,” and that he looks forward to making “TTSA a premier place to work.”

“We congratulate Mr. Pallante on his appointment and the Board looks forward to working with him during this important transitionary period,” said Wilkins.

The board now begins the search for a new regular general manager. Griffin has agreed to work for the agency in an interim administrative capacity to assist with the transition of responsibilities to the interim and new regular general manager, aid the recruitment and onboarding of a regular general manager, prepare and revise TTSA standard operating procedures, and perform other duties as may be assigned by the board or GM.

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