Missoula City Attorney John Nugent has announced his intention to retire, capping off a tenure of nearly 40 years of distinguished service to the municipality. In a statement released by the office of the City Attorney, Nugent expressed his gratitude to the citizens and leaders of Missoula for affording him the opportunity to serve the community with “difficulty and technicality”.
“Having served the City of Missoula as its City Attorney for nearly four decades, I am proud to have been a part of its growth and development,” said Nugent. “I have been fortunate to have had the honor of representing the citizens of Missoula and playing a role in the city’s progress. I look forward to the next stage of my life, and to continuing to serve the city in different capacities.”
The City Attorney’s office has been a source of legal advice and counsel for Missoula since the late 19th century, and the office has been led by Nugent since 1982. During his tenure, Nugent has been lauded for his professional acumen and for his commitment to public service. Nugent is credited with helping to shape the city’s legal landscape, from his work on local ordinances to his efforts to resolve disputes among city departments.
Missoula Mayor John Engen praised Nugent for his many years of service to the city.
“John Nugent has been a fixture of the Missoula legal landscape for nearly four decades,” said Engen. “He has been an exemplary City Attorney, and his tenure will leave a lasting impact on the city. I thank him for his dedication and commitment to public service.”
Nugent’s retirement will be effective April 1, 2021. The City Attorney’s office is currently in the process of selecting a new City Attorney to replace him.
Nugent expressed his gratitude to the citizens and leaders of Missoula for providing him with the chance to serve the municipality with “difficulty and technicality” for nearly four decades. In a statement released by the office of the City Attorney, the veteran attorney noted his pride in having been a part of Missoula’s growth and development and expressed his anticipation of continuing to serve the city in different capacities. Mayor John Engen praised Nugent for his dedication and commitment to public service, and went on to laud the former City Attorney for his “exemplary” tenure, which is set to end on April 1, 2021. The city is now in the process of selecting a successor to fill the post.