Windsor's town manager Linda Kelly announces retirement

Windsor’s city manager will retire in August after five years in the top administrative spot and 27 years in public service, a spokesman announced Thursday.

Linda Kelly was appointed town manager in 2012 after stints running Sonoma and Fairfax in Marin County.

She has overseen Windsor’s entry into Sonoma Clean Power, new developments including construction of a Holiday Inn, the Vintage Oaks housing project, expansion of Russian River Brewery and an update of the town’s general plan, among other things.

Kelly’s current salary is $198,898. Her retirement is effective Aug. 3.

Council members in the city of 27,000 people will meet in closed session to discuss recruitment of a new manager, the spokesman said.

You can reach Staff Writer Paul Payne at 707-568-5312 or On Twitter @ppayne.

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