November 25, 1999

After serving four years as Manhattan City Manager, Gary D. Greer announced
his resignation to the City Commission on Monday, November 22. Mr. Greer is
resigning to take a vice president position with Steel and Pipe Supply
Company in Manhattan.

"As Mayor of Manhattan, it is with regret that we accept the resignation of
City Manager Gary Greer. I have always known that his exemplary
qualifications made him a logical candidate for a variety of managerial
positions in business and industry. I was personally hoping that we could
keep him longer. We wish Gary well and are grateful that he and his family
will stay in Manhattan," said Mayor Roger Reitz.

During his tenure with the City, Greer was instrumental in establishing the
Manhattan Corporate Technology Park; the renovation and expansion of City
Hall; the reconstruction of Anderson Avenue; the construction of a new
regional airport terminal facility; and the recruitment of Sykes
Enterprises, Western Wireless, Farrar Corporation, Troy Design and
Manufacturing Corporation, and Light Solutions Incorporated. He also helped
facilitate the expansion of existing businesses, such as Manko Window
Systems and Abbott Aluminum Incorporated.

Under Greer's direction, the City's workforce was reorganized and
redirected to improve responsiveness and service to Manhattan citizens. The
utilization of technology was brought to the forefront to improve City
efficiencies and communications.
Commenting on his departure, Greer said, " It has been a wonderful four
years serving Manhattan as the City Manager. It has been inspiring to work
with the Mayor and Commissioners on several momentous projects. I'm proud
of what the City has accomplished over the last four years and thank my
colleagues at the City for their diligent work and dedication."

Greer's final day as City Manager will be December 23, 1999.