‘Mutual’ parting of ways for Henderson assistant city manager Blackburn

Updated March 12, 2018 - 10:13 pm

Henderson Assistant City Manager Greg Blackburn is no longer with the city

His last day was Thursday, city spokesman David Cherry confirmed on Monday.

In an email distributed to city employees, Interim City Manager Richard Derrick said Blackburn left to “pursue new opportunities.”

Blackburn could not be reached for comment. His separation agreement was not available on Tuesday.

In January, sources told the Review-Journal that Blackburn was the subject of a sexual harassment investigation.

The city paid $10,927.20 to Littler Mendelson P.C. to investigate Blackburn, according to Cherry. The investigation was a result of an anonymous complaint.

“The investigation didn’t substantiate anything related to harassment or discrimination issues,” said City Attorney Josh Reid. “There was a mutual agreement for him to move on.”

Blackburn managed the public works and parks and recreation, economic development and tourism and community development and services departments since April 2016. He also worked for the city from 1993 until 2009.

Blackburn worked for the the city of North Las Vegas from 2009 to 2016. In 2015 he was accused of sexual harassment by former North Las Vegas employee Pamela Dittmar.

Dittmar filed a federal lawsuit against North Las Vegas in November, alleging that Blackburn offered to protect her from retribution by North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee, but Blackburn “made an unwanted sexual advance,” according to the complaint.

Derrick said he will select someone from the city’s executive team to replace Blackburn. The City Council will have to approve the candidate.

Contact Sandy Lopez at slopez@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-4686. Follow @JournalismSandy on Twitter.

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