Hanford City Manager Pyle resigns

Hanford City Manager Darrel Pyle resigned Wednesday after nearly seven years in the position, Mayor Sue Sorensen said in a release.

Pyle and his wife are moving out of state to be closer to their two grown children.

Pyle was part of several development projects and programs, including updating Hanford’s General Plan and Zoning Ordinance, building shopping centers, bringing new restaurants into town and facilitating expansions in water and wastewater infrastructure that opened up Hanford’s east side for development.

Another project Pyle developed was introducing police-worn body cameras. This program improved public safety, officer safety and reduced legal challenges against the city.

Pyle also helped expand the Hanford Police Department Facilities and helped deliver Hanford’s third fire station and the first ladder truck in the city’s history.

The release said the mayor and City Council are appreciative of Pyle’s leadership and service.

“We wish [Pyle] and his family the very best in whatever their future holds,” Sorensen said in the release.

Daniel Gligich is a reporter for The San Joaquin Valley Sun, focusing on Fresno State Athletics and the southern San Joaquin Valley. Email him at daniel.gligich@sjvsun.com.