The search is underway for a new city manager for Hancock as current manager Glenn Anderson is set to retire at the end of the year.
Anderson will have served in the position for 22 years when he retires.
The city council has begun the process of writing a job description and community description and will be looking to hire a replacement to work with Anderson sometime during the summer or fall.
Anderson says he is looking forward to helping with the transition. “It will again be an exciting year. I still have passion and energy and we still have a lot of things going on in the city and so it will be time to pass the torch on to somebody else for 2019 and beyond,” said Anderson.
The new city manager will be coming in to a much better situation than when Anderson first started.
“Through the 80’s and even early 90’s, they went through some political turmoil. They flipped from the manager form of government to the mayor form of government and flipped back to the manager form of government and because of that there was quite a bit of turnover even up through the early 90’s, so stability was the key thing that Hancock needed and at least I was able to provide that.”
Anderson will help the council with the preparations for finding his successor but will not be involved in the actual hiring process.