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April 3rd, 2008
Woods resigns in Uhland

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Uhland City Administrator Diana Woods, who has advocated eastern Hays County interests during times of fast growth, resigned last week so she can return to federal service. Wood made her resignation effective on April 23. Woods is off to Golden, CO, reportedly to work for the Social Security Administration so she can complete her retirement package.

Woods has served Uhland for the last six years. She started as city secretary in 2002 and became city administrator during Dan Sorrells’ final years as mayor. Sorrells died in 2005.

In recent years, Woods has stayed on top of the Hays County Commissioners Court to keep improvements on SH 21 somewhere near the front burner. After Niederwald citizens discussed the possibility of dissolving their government early this year due to a lack of involvement, Woods led an initiative to conduct joint meetings between Uhland and Niederwald to see how they could combine resources.

“There are many things for which we can be very proud,” Woods said in her resignation letter to the Uhland city council last week. “We have partnered for public services for our citizens with our minimal resources, participated in regional discussions and planning for transportation, anticipated development and economic growth.”

Woods said Uhland also is ready to move forward because of good working relationships with county, intergovernmental and state officials. Furthermore, Woods said, joint town hall efforts with Niederwald have energized citizens to work on committees.

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