Suspended Parker Town Manager Lori Wedemeyer has officially lost her job as the Town Council sends her a termination notice.
At a meeting on Tuesday, the council voted 6-1 not to renew Wedemeyer’s employment agreement, instructing the Town Attorney to issue a Notice of Termination.
“Pursuant to the employment agreement, this Notice is required to be given to Ms. Wedemeyer at least 60 days prior to the expiration of her agreement on September 11th, 2022 to avoid an automatic renewal of her employment agreement for an additional year,” the Town stated in a press release. “By issuing this Notice, Ms. Wedemeyer’s contract does not automatically renew. She will receive her salary and benefits until the end of her contract term through September 11th, 2022.”
Wedemeyer has been on paid administrative leave since October last year, after Yuma County Sheriff’s Office and the state’s Auditor General began investigating allegations of financial irregularity and criminal conduct at the Town. Wedemeyer has not been charged with any crime and the investigation is ongoing.
Recently she filed a notice of claim against Mayor Karen Bonds and Councilman Randy Hartless, alleging defamation.
Town Clerk Amy Putnam is serving as Interim Town Manager.