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Morgantown assistant city manager resigns

MORGANTOWN — Morgantown City Manager Paul Brake confirmed on Friday that Assistant City Manager Angela Cline is resigning after just over 10 months on the job.

Brake said Cline, who has been on maternity leave since shortly after arriving in town, is resigning for personal health issues unrelated to the November birth of her son.

He said the city started advertising on Friday, focusing on national trade publications for municipal administrators. The city is handling the search internally.

Brake said applicants will be accepted until May 7.

The city announced Cline’s hiring in May 2017. She began with the city on June 12.

She was selected from a pool of 70-plus candidates and came to Morgantown from Lakewood, Colo., where she was a citizen outreach specialist for the city of Lakewood.

Along with duties as Brake’s assistant manager, Cline served as the executive director of the Campus Neighborhood Revitalization Corp., or Sunnyside Up.

“She really did do a phenomenal job. She worked with Sunnyside Up and was really a guiding force in looking at additional infrastructure improvements,” Brake said. “And generally she was a tremendous asset to me, in particular in carrying forward implementation of the strategic plan.”