Pasco County’s budget chief is leaving after less than a year on the job.
Commissioners hired Chris Dorsey last July to replace the retiring Mike Nurrenbrock, who had served alongside County Administrator John Gallagher for 30 years. Dorsey said he is returning to the Chattanooga area to take a job as town manager of Signal Mountain, a town about the size of Dade City.
“I love it here — don’t get me wrong,” Dorsey said. “But these city manager slots don’t come open very often.”
He will earn a base salary of $90,376 a year — almost identical to his Pasco County salary — plus a car allowance.
Dorsey, a former city manager of Red Bank, Tenn., said he was moving back home to be with his family. He said he and his wife were planning to move to Pasco County this summer when two town manager jobs opened up in the Chattanooga suburbs.
Dorsey turned down a $130,000-a-year offer to manage the town of East Ridge, which is looking for its sixth manager in five years, in favor of the Signal Mountain job. He said he would stay in Pasco until mid-June.