Bill Dorman, New Albany's engineering manager, resigned March 4 to become service director for the city of Bexley.
"It has been my pleasure to work for the city of New Albany over the past 12 years and I am grateful for all of the opportunities it has afforded me, as well as the personal and professional relationships which have transpired as a result," Dorman said in an email to ThisWeek.
Dorman worked in the New Albany public-services department for 12 years and was "instrumental in creating an environmentally friendly community and serving as a liaison with our city engineer and community partner," Deputy City Manager Debra Mecozzi said in an email to New Albany City Council announcing Dorman's resignation.
Mecozzi said in the email Dorman's "dedication to customer service, his vision and his team-oriented nature have had a positive impact on our organization and he will be missed."
New Albany spokesman Scott McAfee said city officials have not decided if they will post Dorman's position.
"We'll step back and do an evaluation process," McAfee said. "We may end up hiring a person or reorganizing the department. We've not determined how to move forward yet."
New Albany Finance Director Chad Fuller said Dorman earned $73,195 annually and the city paid $35,131 per year in benefits and retirement for him.
Dorman's last day in New Albany will be March 14. He is expected to start work in Bexley later this month.
Bexley City Council members are scheduled to confirm Dorman's position with an annual base salary of $84,294 at their March 11 meeting.
Dorman was selected for the Bexley position from among 40 applicants and nine interviewees.
ThisWeek reporter Chris Bournea contributed to this story.