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EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT <br />PHILIP MORLEY <br />O(TL1r <br />�j <br />THIS AGREEMENT, made and entered into this day of 2008, by and between <br />Jefferson County, Washington, a municipal corporation, hereinafter called 'Employer', as party of the <br />first part, and Philip Morley hereinafter called `employee', as party of the second part, both of whom <br />understands as follows: <br />WITNESSETH: <br />WHEREAS, Employer desires to retain the services of said Philip Morley as County <br />Administrator; <br />WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Board of County Commissioners of Jefferson County <br />Washington, as the Employer, to provide certain benefits, establish certain conditions of employment <br />and to set working conditions of said Employee; and <br />WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Employer to (1) secure and retain the services of Employee and <br />to provide inducement for him to remain in such employment, (2) to make possible full work productivity <br />by assuring Employee's morale and peace of mind with respect to future security, (3) to act as a deterrent <br />against malfeasance or dishonesty for personal gain on the part of Employee, and (4) to provide a just <br />means for terminating Employee's services at such time as he may be unable fully to discharge his duties <br />due to disability or when Employer may otherwise desire to terminate his employ; and <br />WHEREAS, Employee desires to accept employment as County Administrator of Jefferson <br />County, Washington; and <br />NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants herein contained, the parties <br />agree as follows: <br />Section 1. Duties <br />Employer hereby agrees to employ said Philip Morley as County Administrator of Jefferson <br />County, Washington to perform the functions and duties specified in state law and by the Ordinances of <br />said county, and to perform other legally permissible and proper duties and functions as the Employer <br />shall assign from time to time. <br />Section 2. Term <br />Nothing in this agreement shall prevent, limit or otherwise interfere with the right of the <br />Employer to terminate the services of Employee at any time, subject only to the provisions set <br />forth in Section 3 of this agreement. <br />2. Nothing in this agreement shall prevent, limit or otherwise interfere with the right of the <br />Employee to resign at any time from his position with Employer, subject only to the provision <br />set forth in Section 3, paragraph 5, of this agreement. <br />Page 1 of 8 <br />