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Greagor gets big payout after quitting


Former assistant city manager's name had been found on dating website

GreagorSteve Greagor, who resigned from his position as assistant city manager effective June 18, went out with a severance payment of $37,047.

According to Patrick Preston, public affairs manager for the city of Hillsboro, Greagor’s severance was “equal to three months’ salary.” In addition to the payment, Greagor also received $16,668, which represents the equivalent of nine months of Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) benefits.

Greagor was placed on administrative leave last spring in the wake of an investigation into his possible communication with a minor on a dating website. However, the Washington County District Attorney’s Office said it wouldn’t file any criminal charges in the case.

Greagor is married to Christy Greagor, former president of the Banks City Council.

The assistant city manager position has been vacant since Greagor’s resignation, with City Manager Michael Brown taking care of duties previously handled by Greagor.

According to Preston, Brown is in the process of evaluating the position and assessing the city’s needs, but when someone might be hired is up in the air.

“There is no timeline for that process,” Preston said.

Greagor had worked for the city for 21 years in a variety of jobs. In April, an unrelated investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) came across Greagor’s name on a dating website. That led to a WCSO investigation to determine whether Greagor had been in contact with an underage individual via the website, which was supposed to be restricted to adults.

The district attorney’s office subsequently determined that “the currently known information does not support criminal charges.”

As part of the severance package, Greagor is prohibited from filing any type of lawsuit or legal action against the city.

“The agreement does include language to protect the city from any future litigation,” Preston said.