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Best qualified candidate named for Civic Center Director

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Albany City leaders name only one finalist for the Civic Center Director's job after the person listed as the second best candidate withdrew his name.

Shannon McCullough from Athens is the top man for the job. McCullough has worked with the Classic Center in Athens since 2004.

He's been the Director of Operations since 2006. Before that he a Hospitality Consultant for the Northeast Georgia Regional center. City leaders say McCullough brings experience that the civic center director's position has lacked in the past.

"The individual that we're looking at is in fact big time into the conference side of the business. We just spent a half a million dollars renovating out civic center conference facility and we would like to see that become a real nucleus that it never has been," said Wes Smith, Assistant Albany City Manager.

The city must now wait 14-days before officially offering the job to McCullough. His salary is expected to be around $75,600.

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