Yukon city manager contract approved, 5-0

Yukon City Council members unanimous; Kretchmar recently began second year in post

Yukon City Manager Tammy Kretchmar

By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

A new employment contract has been unanimously approved for the City of Yukon’s chief administrative officer.

The Yukon City Council and Yukon Municipal Authority on Feb. 1 voted 5-0 to OK the contract with Yukon City Manager Tammy Kretchmar.

“I appreciate the council’s support,” said Kretchmar, who recently started her second year in the post.

The employment contract is for a three-year term subject to annual renewal, according to Yukon city attorney Roger Rinehart.

Kretchmar is a 26-year City of Yukon employee who became city manager in January 2021 after Jim Crosby’s retirement

“I have been very pleased with Tammy’s performance this past year,” Mayor Shelli Selby said.

“This is a great vote of confidence that she is doing a great job and for businesses to know she will be here for the long haul.”

Kretchmar’s new employment contract provides:

* Annual base salary of $166,860, which will be maintained at least $7,500 above all other city employees.

* Annual car allowance of $7,500 or use of city vehicle.

* Holiday, vacation time, sick leave, and retirement benefits afforded to senior level, long-term employees.

* City payment of professional dues in International City Managers Association, Oklahoma Municipal League and City Managers Association of Oklahoma.

“Kretchmar agrees to devote her full time, attention and best efforts to the business” of the City of Yukon, the agreement reads.

Under Yukon city charter, the city manager’s employment may be suspended or terminated by a majority vote of the city council.

“In that regard, employment under this agreement shall be ‘at will’,” according to the contract.