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Hogansville Discusses Interim City Manager in Called Meeting

Hogansville Discusses Interim City Manager in Called Meeting
Hogansville Mayor Jake Ayers responds to questions about the departure of former City Manager Jonathan Lynn.

The City of Hogansville will host a called city council meeting on Thursday evening to appoint an interim City Manager after the unexpected resignation of former City Manager Jonathan Lynn.

After a lengthy executive session on June 20, the Hogansville City Council voted unanimously to accept Lynn’s resignation. The four-hour discussion on the matter was done in private using the personnel exemption, which allows governments to privately deliberate matters involving city employees.

The council has a similar session scheduled on its agenda for Thursday’s called meeting at 6 p.m., though it is not expected to go nearly as long as the previous one, as a public hearing on the millage rate and town hall meeting for comments is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

Lynn resigned after he and the council, along with Mayor Jake Ayers, felt it was time for both parties to move in another direction. The decision was mutual according to Ayers, which was confirmed by Lynn.

No further information on the reason for Lynn’s departure has been publicly released.

Lynn advised he has enjoyed his time in Hogansville and is proud of his accomplishments with the city.

Lynn served as City Manager for Hogansville for two years after his hire in June 2020.

Additional items on Thursday’s agenda include adoption of the FY2023 budget as well as funding for an intergovernmental agreement for youth centers.

UPDATE: Assistant City Manager Lisa Kelly was named interim city manager on Thursday night. During the town hall meeting, the council was asked for further details about Lynn’s resignation, but Mayor Ayers and City Attorney Alex Dixon provided little information beyond saying that they could not discuss personnel matters and the parting agreement was mutual.

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Tommy Murphy

Staff Writer


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