Patterson has been named Oregon State University Foundation's new Senior Associate Athletics Director/Sr. Director of Development for Intercollegiate Athletics and will remain in Corvallis along with his wife Valorie and son Josh.
Patterson stated, “While I am very excited about my new position and the work I will be doing to improve and enhance the educational experience for all students at OSU and rally support for Beaver athletics, I will miss working alongside City employees in service to our community. The City of Corvallis is fortunate to have City staff in every department made up of extremely committed, dedicated and professional employees. Serving others has been one of the highlights of my career in public service.”
“Jim Patterson has provided thoughtful, strategic leadership for the City throughout his tenure as City Manager,” Mayor Julie Manning said. “He has worked effectively with the City Council, staff, residents and other community partners, and much has been accomplished under his watch. I have very much enjoyed working with Jim, and he will be missed.
"We are, however, fortunate to have an experienced and seasoned group of senior managers at the City and I am confident that a smooth transition will be made as we initiate the search process for a new City Manager.”
The City Council will have an agenda item at the August 18, 2014 meeting to appoint a City Manager Pro-tem.