Taking a new job as a City Manager has become very difficult. Because of the open political process, news that a City Manager is interviewing with another city often become public knowledge.
Patrick may be establishing the new way for city managers to transition - they give notice and leave their current position before seeking a new job. A bit expensive and risky for many managers, however.
"I am eternally grateful for the Peoria County Board and staff and elected officials for working with them for 10 great years," Urich said. "Its been a fantastic opportunity, the best of my career and I think it's at a point where I'm ready to pursue opportunities as they arise."
Urich said he has "nothing lined up right now," adding that it is too premature to say whether he is interested in the manager's job with the city of Peoria."
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