Search for new Americus city manager continues into 2019

Americus City Manager Search

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The search continues for a new Americus city manager.

The city has been without one for nearly nine months.

Mayor Barry Blount said it’s important to find someone as soon as possible to run the city, but it’s a process that shouldn’t be rushed.

Americus Mayor Barry Blount (Source: WALB)
Americus Mayor Barry Blount (Source: WALB)

“We need somebody that’s managing the day to day operations of the city. We’ve been very fortunate that we have good department heads who have come in and picked up the slack and are making sure their departments are functioning in an orderly manner. But at the end of the day, somebody’s got to be in charge of the daily operations," said Blount.

Blount said they are looking at several candidates for the position now. He said after this round of interviews, city leaders hope to better understand where they are in the process.

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