Hollister City Manager Bill Avera announced his upcoming retirement at Tuesday’s council meeting.
Avera made the announcement during his reports. He said he is retiring in October.
Avery, 51, has been Hollister city manager for the past five years after he replaced former City Manager Clint Quilter. Before the city manager role, Avera served in planning leadership roles for Hollister.
“About a month or so ago, I gave the city council a verbal that I was going to be retiring in November,” Avera said at Tuesday night’s meeting. “I made that formal today with a written letter to the council.”
He said he gave that much time so the council could hire a successor.
Avera makes $189,950 per year in annual salary. He works under a retirement formula of 2.5 percent at 50, according to finance official Brett Miller. That means he will make 2.5 multiplied by his 25 years of service, or 62.5 percent, of his salary.