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Interim manager is ready to get downtown Albany in shape

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Sharlene Cannon Sharlene Cannon
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany's new interim downtown manager is busy in her new role.

Sharlene Cannon is a Moultrie native who spent 16 years as a main street developer in Thomasville.

She has spent her first two weeks on the job meeting people, looking at budgets and plans that are already underway.

Cannon says Albany is a great place to live.

“When you live in a place, you stop seeing that. You get a little callous and I think Albany has nodded off and it’s time to wake up. Put your shoulders to the wheel and get determined to turn downtown around. And if we work together we can make it happen,” said Sharlene Cannon.

One of Cannon's biggest goals is filling vacant downtown storefronts.

She took over for Aaron Blair who left for a job in California.

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