By Luke Phillips
Laura Fischer attended her final Holtville city council meeting as City Manager Monday after announcing her resignation nearly three months ago. The short meeting Monday was filled with kind words for Fischer from many city officials.
“We just want to thank you for your years of service and all your hard work,” said Mayor David Bradshaw.
Fischer thanked the city staff for hosting a party in her honor which took place over the weekend.
“I really appreciate the staff putting that on for me,” she said. “It was a lot of fun and it was also really enlightening. I found out I was a task-master,” Fischer joked.
Fischer went on to say that she enjoyed her five years on the job and felt blessed to work in Holtville.
“I just want to thank all of you,” she said. “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working here. I’m blessed and honored to have worked for the City of Holtville.”
City Attorney Steve Walker, who has been on the job for the past 18 years, says that Fischer is the finest city manager he’s ever worked with.
“I can’t say enough good things about her,” Walker said. “She makes us all better. I’m sure we can expect good things from Laura Fischer in the future.”
City Engineer Jack Holt echoed Walker’s sentiments, saying “Wherever she goes and whatever she does she’ll be successful.”
District 5 Supervisor Ray Castillo also stopped by to wish Fischer good luck and praised her job performance.
“I just came to wish Laura the best,” he said. “Holtville certainly looks a lot better than it did five years ago when she started,”
At the end of the meeting Fischer once again thanked everyone for their kind words.
“I found out a few things about myself,” she said. “It’s been fun.”

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