Willard hires city official

This may be the last vacancy the city fills -- at least in the near future.
Aaron Krause
Jan 25, 2014

 

City Manager Brian Humphress has hired Susan Johnson to replace finance director Jody Wagoner, who has resigned from the position to take another job.

It may be the last vacancy the city fills -- at least in the near future -- the city manager said.

"As with the other recent vacancies, we will not be backfilling the assistant finance director position at this time," Humphress said, referring to Johnson's previous position. "Due to our financial difficulties, we will not be filling positions until we know we have the funds to pay for those as well as current positions in city employment. Given that situation, I don't expect to be filing any vacant positions soon, and if revenues don't improve I may be forced to create new vacancies. As always, I will keep council posted as to our hiring practices as the situation changes."

Johnson had been the assistant finance director for 12 years and filled in as acting finance director since Wagoner's departure.

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Comments

LecterQ

" I don't expect to be filing any vacant positions soon, and if revenues don't improve I may be forced to create new vacancies."
HUH??

OneLocalVoice

If you have to create any new vacancies, why not start at the top!

thirtysomething

You guys need to keep up. Pretty sure he's talking about making layoffs.

OneLocalVoice

I know he's talking about layoffs. Why do you think I said start at the top >>> the current city manager.

topdog247

A lot of dead weight lets start with AC/DC at the FD

TuffNutts2011

I think the IRS needs to take a look at the Willard money situation.

TuffNutts2011

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