Official word on Andy Green: Gone

Andy Green retired from his management job with the Redding Convention Center on Friday, said his boss, Gerry Kersten, the city’s support services director. However, Kersten said that Green signed the paperwork Monday afternoon that finalized the Convention Center manager’s decision to retire and leave the position he’d held for five years. Last week you heard it here first when I reported Green was MIA, confirmed in the first sentence of his own Out-of-Office AutoReply “I will be out of the office indefinitely.” Pretty blunt message. At the time, I reached Green on his cell phone and he characterized his situation as of a personal nature.

Monday, Kersten said he was not at liberty to discuss the particulars of Green’s situation, nor was he sure about the fate of Green’s vacated position.

“We need to figure out how to move the organization forward,” Kersten said Monday afternoon. “We’ll reassess”

By late Monday night, Green still had not returned messages left on his personal e-mail and cell phone.

Doni Chamberlain

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