Deputy City Manager Rob Clark, who began working for Laguna Beach 13 years ago, has accepted a job as city manager of Avalon.
"I'm very excited about the opportunity," said Clark, who visits Catalina several times a year. "It should be a real adventure. We're really looking forward to it.
"At the same time, I'm really going to miss Laguna Beach. It's been very good to me and I have lots of friends here. But if I get a strong telescope, I'll know what's happening."
Clark, 40, was hired in 1981 as assistant to City Manager Kenneth C. Frank.
Later, as director of recreation and social services, Clark was involved in the development of Moulton Meadows, Alta Laguna and Fred Lang parks.