Two City Department Heads Tapped for Outside Jobs

Planning and Development Services Department Director Ernie Duarte is retiring from the City of Tucson after nearly 31 years, including 15 years as director, to become the chief operating officer and chief financial officer at Salpointe Catholic High School. His last day with the City is Sept. 18.

Also leaving the City is Human Resources Director Curry Hale, who was hired as human resources director in February after serving as interim director for about a year. Hale, who has worked for Tucson for about 15 years, is leaving for another opportunity.

City Manager Michael Ortega said both men will be missed, and he will take his time to think about how to fill the positions and the attributes the City needs in these leaders.

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