Newport Finance Director David Marshall announced Tuesday that he will be leaving his post as Newport Finance Director June 28th and then take over as the Director of Operations for the Six Rivers School District near Grants Pass.
Marshall has commuted to and from his Grants Pass area home to his desk at Newport City Hall since July 1, 2010. Three years of over four hour one-way driving between his home near Grants Pass and Newport, certainly can be hard on anyone, along with the extraordinary work associated with revamping Newport’s budget and infusing a complicated software upgrade department-wide was no easy task. But Marshall, and his Deputy Finance Director Linda Brown got the job done putting in untold hours of early mornings, late nights and often weekends too.
But through it all Mr. Marshall has been a strong leader and a good soldier for the various city councils he’s served – serving up good news, along with the bad, but always with cheerful, if not downright humous presentations.
No word on who might replace him.