Craig City Administrator Jon Bolling

Craig City Administrator Jon Bolling stands in his office at Craig City Hall on Thursday. The artwork on the wall was done by his daughter Mary when he became city administrator in 2003. Mary is now a senior in college.

Photo courtesy of Cathy Bolling

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Craig City Administrator Jon Bolling has announced that his last day on the job will be Friday.

His resignation comes after a long tenure with the City of Craig. In an email to the Daily News, Bolling wrote that he first worked in the position as city planner starting in February 1992. He was hired as the city administrator in April 2003.

Bolling said in a phone conversation earlier in the week that he grew up in Ketchikan, then moved to Craig upon accepting the Craig city planner job.

Bolling added via email that he was motivated to work with the city for so many years due to both enjoying the job, as well as “the opportunity to work with a lot of talented people.”

He concluded, “Craig/(Prince Of Wales Island) will continue to be our home. It’s such a great place.”

The Craig City Council on Thursday evening was scheduled to consider approving the hiring of Brian Templin to fill the city administrator position. Templin has been serving as the Craig city planner  position, according to Bolling.