The Idyllwild Water District’s General Manager Darren Milner resigned by email Sunday night effective immediately.
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The Idyllwild Water District has lost another general manager, according to a source inside the water department. This source told the newspaper that Darren Milner resigned by email Sunday night effective immediately. Some of the office staff were not even aware of Milner’s resignation until mid to late morning Monday. 

This resignation comes after only one month on the job. Milner not only serves as a reserve in the U.S. Air Force but has an extensive water district background. He began his job as the district’s general manager on Oct. 21. 

According to staff, he was moving the district forward and collaborating with employees on goals, building morale.

The newspaper reached out to IWD Board President Dr. Charles Schelly for comment on the resignation. 

“This was unexpected,” wrote Schelly in an email to the newspaper. “The situation needs to be further assessed before I could make an informed comment.” 

Milner was hired after the board fired former General Manager Michael Creighton at a special closed-session meeting on Sept. 25. 

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