PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Fire Chief Mike Myers has resigned, citing a desire to move to the Oregon coast.
The move was announced Thursday.
Myers joined the Portland fire bureau in July 2016.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that the 51-year-old Myers chose to leave to relocate to the beach town of Gearhart, where his wife lives. He will begin a new job as the emergency manager for the city of Cannon Beach, 10 miles south of their coastal residence.
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Alan Ferschweiler, the president of Portland’s firefighters union, said Myers’ resignation “completely caught me off guard” and leaves him disappointed.