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City officials sad to see Morales go

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- Yakima's Interim City Manager, Michael Morales resigned Thursday and it came as a surprise to many.

Mayor Micah Cawley said Morales will definitely be missed.

He's worked in several areas of the city over his 15 year career in Yakima. Most recently as the Interim City Manager, but Cawley says his connections in Olympia are what were invaluable to Yakima.

"He's been involved, since I've been on council, in the lobbying efforts in Olympia and DC, those relationships and been very critical in securing federal grants, has those relationships at that level," said Mayor Cawley.

In statement, Morales said he plans to take some time to assess what the next step in his career will be.

His last day on the job will be June 29th.