City of Fernley

Marsh fired as city manager

Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter

Fernley city manager Patrick Marsh who was appointed to the post in September, was fired Friday morning.

The City declined comment on a reason for the dismissal.

Marsh was hired last January as deputy city manager, then was appointed acting city manager following the resignation of Daphne Hooper last May. Marsh was hired as city manager Sept. 13, after being chosen over six other applicants for the job.


The Fernley City Council recently changed its procedure for termination of the city manager, Bill #317, an ordinance amendment, was introduced Nov. 2 and approved Nov. 16. Under the new policy, the city manager may be removed by the mayor. The city manager may appeal the mayor’s decision to the council, which needs a supermajority of four votes to overturn the mayor’s decision.

When reached via email Friday afternoon, mayor Neal McIntyre declined to comment.

“It is a policy of the City of Fernley to not comment on confidential personnel matters,” McIntyre said. “Accordingly, we will not be providing comment at this time.”

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