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Hyattsville Staff Turnover Steady Over Past Five Years

Here's a list of the department turnovers over the past several years.

Over the past five years, Hyattsville has seen a number of staff changes at the managerial level.

The Oct. 1 —his last workday is Friday— signals the tenth department head turnover since the middle of 2006, and the second since the most recent City Council was seated earlier this year.

Here are the names of those who have left:

 

Year

Office

Name

Reason for Departure

Replaced By

2011

City Administrator

Gregory Rose

Resignation

To Be Determined

2011

Assistant City Administrator

Vincent Jones

Resignation

Not Filled

2011

Recreation & Arts Director

Steve Yeskulsky

Resignation

Not Filled

2011

City Administrator

Elaine Murphy

Resignation

Gregory Rose

2010

City Treasurer

Anthony Rainey

Not Known

Elaine Stookey

2010

Recreation & Arts Director

Anthony Mulkey

Resignation

Steve Yeskulsky

2010

 

Code Enforcement Director

Jerry Hampton

Resignation

Chris Giunta (senior officer)

2009

City Treasurer

Robert Oliphant

Resignation

Anthony Rainey

2009

Public Works Director

Lee Henry

Resignation

Patrick Ryan

 

2007

Community Development Manager

Amy Neugebauer

Resignation

Jim Chandler

 Editor's Note: This list does not include acting positions.

 

J.W. Hampton October 04, 2011 at 10:26 AM
If I were a City resident I would be incredibly concerned about the turnover rate of senior staff members since 2007.
Michael L. Albertson October 04, 2011 at 10:32 AM
I'm very concerned with the volume of turnover with our City Senior Staff. I recommend an outside source to evaluate what may be the cause. The City needs to continue to improve for the Citizens within the City and not have to worry about who will be next. It's time to fix this problem if it is a problem from within. Only an independent source would be able to see within without any bias.
Lori Fuller October 04, 2011 at 03:47 PM
As a city resident, I am concerned about all the turnover. I have to say that the intrigue of your comment, J.W. Hampton, leaves one to wonder. Why don't you take this opportunity to offer your insight? Are you not the J.W. Hampton who resigned the Code Enforcement Director position?
J.W. Hampton October 04, 2011 at 05:10 PM
Yes Lori, I am. And while I could provide you with my personal insight as to what the problem(s) is/are, I believe my comments would be seen as just a bunch of sour grapes.
Jim Groves October 04, 2011 at 08:23 PM
I'd rather have a position empty than filled with someone who is not doing the job correctly (I'm saying this as an overall philosophy, not to anyone in particular). Look at the people that left...many of them moved out of the City all together and in the case of Elaine she retired after more than 10 years. Getting Patrick Ryan in DPW was great and I don't miss Mr. Henry at all (good guy, just not very pro-active). So, just looking at the list it looks terrible, but 1/2 of them at least there are good reasons for in my opinion.
Charlie Iluvmyangels October 08, 2011 at 11:38 AM
In my opinion, Phil Yager was the biggest lost for the city in recent memory. He did so much for the community, especially the young people. It was a tragedy that we let him go serve in another community.

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