The new city manager recently hired by the Summerville City Council will begin his new job today, March 1st. Russell Thompson comes to Summerville from the City of Mildgeville, Georgia where he has been a city planner and special projects manager for Milledgeville, Ga., since August, 2005. He also sat on the city council in his hometown of Gray, Georgia.
Not only will the 30 year old Mr. Thompson be getting a new job, he and his wife Jody are expecting a new baby this year as well. Thompson told reporters that he is eager to get to Summerville and start his new position as city manager. Mr. Thompson will be paid $75,000 a year, and the city will provide a laptop and cell phone service according to published reports.
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