Steve Hasson announced last week he's resigning from the post and will be leaving in a month.
He is quitting for personal as well as professional resasons. His wife inherited a farm near Portland, but there were also differeing opinions between city councilors and Hasson on how to move the city forward into the future.
LaPine Mayor Ken Mulenex says they want to move the city forward.
"LaPine wants to be seen and be a small town and feel a little bit rural nature to it. But we still need jobs, economic development and all the other things that make a city viable for the people who live here."
Hasson plans to stay on the job for another month --but siad he will stay longer if the city has trouble getting an interim city manager.