Police Chief and interim City Manager Glenn Moshier was named city manager on Monday with the full approval of the City Council.
“I look forward to bringing the community together, opening lines of communication and working with the groups to address the needs of the city,” Moshier said following the council’s unanimous vote.
Over a dozen community members raised concerns about the decision at Monday’s council meeting. Residents spoke against merging the positions of police chief and city manager, arguing that both positions need full-time coverage. Council members disagreed.
“We understand some community members feel this is a diversion from the process, but we do not share that same opinion,” said Councilor Marc Blanchette. “We believe it was entirely appropriate to review Mr. Moshier’s credentials before starting the process.”