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Top candidate for Civic Center Director turns job down

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  It's back to the drawing board for Albany City leaders who found out just hours after announcing one finalist for the Civic Center Director's position that he turned down the job.

Shannon McCullough sent Albany City Manager Al Lott an E-mail explaining he had reservations about taking the job because Lott plans to leave next year and because of new opportunities that opened at his current job. City leaders say they already reopened the position and will accept applications from a new pool of candidates.

"I'm obviously concerned that this issue of the manager leaving may come up again, I hope not, but I think we can still get a good candidate and the fact that we've had some folks contact us after the process closed so I know there's interest in the job out there," said Wes Smith, Assistant Albany City Manager.

Until a replacement is found, Assistant City Manager Wes Smith will continue as the acting director. Smith expects it will take another three months to find a candidate.

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