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Arlington County Manager Resigns

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Update by Miles: ArlNow.com reports Brown will get a $110,000 severance package.

Good luck to Michael Brown, who resigned today as Arlington County Manager. For further coverage, including on the replacement of Brown by Barbara Donnellan, see the excellent ArlNow.com. Good luck to Michael Brown, thanks for serving Arlington the past 4 months, and best wishes for your wife’s health.

UPDATE: This is…ahhhh…”interesting.”

The county board has voted to pay former county manager Michael Brown more in severance than it has paid him in salary.

Brown, who resigned after just four months on the job, will receive six months of his base salary – $220,000 per year – and compensation for unused leave as part of the approved severance package, according to Arlington County Director of Human Resources Marcy Foster.

The deal was first reported by the Sun Gazette’s Scott McCaffrey, who wrote that it “may cause eyebrows to rise.”

OK, my eyebrows have risen. How about yours?

  • Or is that salary/severance seem pretty high for 4 months of work?

    Who OK’s this stuff?