Interim City Manager Mark Foxworth is stepping down early, on April 14, to let the next interim Deputy City Manager Charlie George, take over.
In a letter to city commissioners and staff department heads, he gave three reasons:
“–Saving our taxpayers from paying two executive level salaries.
“–Allowing Mr. George to manage the 2023/2024 budget process in its entirety.
“–Allowing Mr. George to be the only interim city manager to interact with the City Manager Search Committee on behalf of the staff.”
He said the city is in good hands with George and the department heads: “The city will do well under Mr. George’s leadership, not just because he has a good grasp of the operations of the city but also because each one of you is a strong, dedicated leader. The citizens of our community are fortunate to have such a professional team serving on their behalf.”
Foxworth’s interim manager contract was for 90 days, but, he said, “I have gone from the 90-day city manager to the 52-day city manager.”