Lancaster City Manager, Mark V. Bozigian, Announces Retirement from City

During last night’s City Council meeting, the official news regarding the retirement of Lancaster City Manager, Mark V. Bozigian, was announced to the public. As expected, the atmosphere was full of bitter-sweet emotions -- as many made very clear the “true difference” the City of Lancaster has experienced under Mark’s leadership, which will be missed. The highest praises offered were by Mayor R. Rex Parris and the Lancaster City Council, who expressed feelings of genuine gratitude for Mark’s commitment, and sentiments noting Mark as one of Lancaster’s best City Managers. “When Mark Bozigian first took over as City Manager, the problems which confronted him were nothing short of enormous. In fact, we had lost many members of our City staff, as well as most of our income,” said City of Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris. “In contrast, the last ten years under Mark’s leadership have truly been the most profound when it comes to the development of our City as a whole. So, while I am indeed saddened about his upcoming retirement, I feel we as a City should celebrate all that has been accomplished during his tenure as City Manager and wish him nothing but the best on his new life chapter.” While there will be time set-aside in the near future for community thoughts and sentiments, Mark reflects on his time working for the City of Lancaster, retirement and what is to come: “After almost 24 years with the City of Lancaster, I have submitted my intent to retire by the end of this year. I am blessed and humbled to work with a Mayor and Council who provide strong and effective leadership every single day. I am equally blessed with the privilege of working with a wonderfully talented and committed City staff, serving my hometown. As City Manager over the