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Covington council to discuss manager search
City calls closed-door meeting for Wednesday
Cov Work Session
The Covington City Council meets in a work session Tuesday evening, June 18, 2018, to discuss items including term limits, trails and taxes. - photo by Jackie Gutknecht

COVINGTON, Ga. — The Covington City Council will go behind closed doors Wednesday morning, Oct. 30, to talk about their search for a city manager.

The city published a notice Tuesday of an executive session for the purpose of discussing personnel matters related to the ongoing search.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the Covington Municipal Airport, 14100 Highway 142.

Longtime City Manager Leigh Anne Knight plans to retire effective the end of the year. She joined the city government in 2009 and made history as the city's first female manager four years later.

The city is using Keller, Texas-based Strategic Government Resources to find candidates for the position. Applications are under review.

Covington's next city manager will serve as the chief administrative officer of the city, with oversight of 335 employees and a budget of about $130 million.

The position has a yearly salary range of $115,128 to $160,041.60, plus benefits.