Special to SEGAZINE
The St Marys City Council has hired John Holman, the sole remaining candidate, as its new city manager.
The council voted Monday night to authorize Mayor John Morrissey to sign an employment agreement with Holman who was the only candidate remaining when the other two finalists withdrew last month.
Holman is a retired Navy officer with more than 21 years experience managing cities and townships. He is now manager of Springettsbury Township in Pennsylvania.
At a public interview session in April, Holman said he believes his skill set fits the city’s needs and that he was pleased that the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base is next door.
“I like what St. Marys has to offer,” he said.
Holman will replace Steve Crowell who resigned in February to take a similar position in Jefferson City, Mo.
At Monday night’s meeting Morrissey praised the efforts of the staff and the council for their hard work in “an excellent process … searching for a talented city manager.”
“We are very happy with the selection we made,” he said.
Morrissey said he expects Holman will begin work in his new position in the middle of June.