Yukon CM contract renewed, 5-0

A 26-1/2-year city employee, Kretchmar starts third year in top post

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Tammy Kretchmar

By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

The Yukon City Council has unanimously agreed to renew City Manager Tammy Kretchmar’s contract.

Council members met in executive session Jan. 17 to discuss the annual renewal of a three-year employment contract dated Feb. 1, 2022.

After reconvening in open session, the City Council voted 5-0 to continue the agreement for another year. The contract is subject to annual renewal.

“I feel great that we had a unanimous vote to renew Mrs. Kretchmar’s contract,” Yukon Mayor Shelli Selby said. “We as a Council support her 100%. This year, the Council wants to focus on vision, planning out for the future.

“We look forward to Tammy’s leadership in this area.”

Kretchmar has worked for the City of Yukon more than 26-1/2 years. She’s starting her third year as the City’s chief administrative officer.

“I’m pleased and just appreciate the council’s support,” Kretchmar said.

Kretchmar became Yukon’s city manager in January 2021 after Jim Crosby’s retirement. She previously was assistant city manager.

In September 2022, Kretchmar accepted the Oklahoma Municipal League’s highest honor – the Jeff Shockley Award, which recognizes people who have made “significant contributions” to their communities.

OML Executive Director Mike Fina called Yukon’s CM an “outstanding leader” during the annual OML conference.

Kretchmar also earned the Gerald Wilkins City Management Award for “outstanding municipal government service.”

That honor was presented by Jason Orr, president of the City Managers Association of Oklahoma.

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CONTRACT DETAILS

Kretchmar’s three-year 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 contract reads.

Under the 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 agreement.

The city charter requires the city manager to live within Yukon city limits.

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