AMERICUS, Ga. (WALB) - An interim city manager for the City of Americus has been named.
Diadra Powell, finance director for the city, was hired after the Americus City Council met in a called meeting on Monday.
Powell will begin immediately, according to city officials.
Powell has been employed with the city since 2013. She previously worked as a senior management assistant at New Bern, North Carolina.
She has earned a master’s of business administration with a concentration in finance and a bachelor’s of arts in chemistry from East Carolina University.
Mayor Barry Blount said it was important to name an interim, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Well, we just felt like with all the turmoil going on with the pandemic virus and things of this nature, that we just needed somebody to be in the city manager role to oversee all of the city departments,” said Blount.
Blount said he and the city council are looking forward to working with Powell and are confident that she has the experience and education to perform the job of interim city manager.