MENIFEE – From its incorporation in 2008, to record growth propelling the city to become the seventh fastest-growing municipality in California, Menifee has seen a lot of change over the last decade. The city’s Building Official, Colin McNie, who has been a key component of the city’s smart growth in recent years is marking the end of 2019 with his retirement from the city of Menifee.
“Colin has been such a valuable asset for the city of Menifee since I began and long before that,” said City Manager, Armando Villa. “It is difficult to give him a proper job title because he has been a driving force behind so much of our success. He has set an indelible mark here with his relentless work ethic, myriad skills and leadership. We wish him nothing but the best in his retirement, because he has most certainly earned it.”
McNie has been with the City of Menifee since 2012. He has played key roles in many critical projects, including the transition to the new City Hall location and the reconstruction process for the new Menifee Police Department headquarters at the old City Hall location. He has led the Code Enforcement Division, in addition to the Building and Safety Department, ensuring that municipal codes are followed, building permits issued and inspections completed efficiently as the city has continued to experience record growth in both residential and commercial development. Before he began in Menifee, McNie held similar roles in the city of Hemet for a number of years during periods of high growth.
McNie was recognized for his years of service at a Dec. 18 City Council meeting.
“I’d like to thank the city council and the city manager for the opportunity to serve in my capacity,” he said from the dais. “I’ve enjoyed every minute of it and I feel privileged to be part of the team here.”
The mayor and each councilmember took time to thank McNie for his efforts over the years and wish him well in his retirement. In his retirement, McNie plans to spend time with his wife of 39 years, Jacquie, along with his three grown children and two granddaughters. He also plans to spend time traveling and following his favorite soccer team.
The city of Menifee would like to wish him well and thank him for his years of dedicated service.
Submitted by the city of Menifee