Grants Pass official heads to coast

GRANTS PASS — Elle Barnes, grants administrator for the city of Grants Pass, has been named city administrator at Gold Beach.

Barnes resigned her Grants Pass post effective Aug. 14.

Barnes went to work for Grants Pass in February 2007 after a stint as the grant writer for the Elk Grove Unified School District in California.

During Barnes' tenure at Grants Pass, the city picked up grants ranging from $110,700 for radio communication equipment for fire and rescue services to $489,000 for the purchase of hybrid electrical vehicles.

No replacement has been named in Grants Pass.

— Staff reports

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