(Columbus) Today is the last day on the job for the Columbus city administrator. Patrick Vander Sanden, who has served in the role for over six years, recently announced his resignation. During this week’s city council meeting, Vander Sanden addressed his time spent serving the city saying since his first day back in May of 2013, he has always felt a deep sense of gratitude to those who have put their trust in him within the role. He continued saying that even with the challenges of the position he always tried to his best to make Columbus the place we all know it to be.
Although he has not cited reasons for his departure from the position, Vander Sanden did speak to the time commitment the role required saying, that the job of administrator requires many long days and nights. He says although there were times he wanted to complain, he has not forgotten that for all the hours he has spent in council meetings, committee meetings, or other events, that others were there as well on top of their jobs and other personal commitments.
In the end he thanked the city, and the council for their cooperation and dedication to making the city of Columbus a stronger community. City officials have been meeting with a consulting firm in the search for a replacement.