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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Press Release - City of Milton

MILTON CITY MANAGER BILLY BECKETT RESIGNS

MILTON, Ga., August 26, 2008 - Mayor Joe Lockwood has reluctantly accepted the resignation of City Manager Billy Beckett. Beckett, who has served as City Manager since April 30, 2008, will continue in his role as City Manager until September 24. The City will immediately begin the process for selecting a new City Manager and anticipates that this process will include an interim manager. "I think I can speak for everyone from Council and City Staff in saying that we will surely miss Billy," said Mayor Joe Lockwood. "I believe he was the best choice for the City and he had Milton moving in a great positive direction. I'm not sure we can fill his shoes but we will certainly try." Lockwood continues, "Billy's resignation is not only a loss to me personally, but also to Council, City Staff and Milton citizens. It is very unfortunate Billy has decided to leave but we support him in his future endeavors. He certainly had my and the majority of Council's support."
Beckett replaced Chris Lagerbloom, Milton's Director of Public Safety, who served as the interim City Manager from August through April of this year. Beckett brought with him 34 years experience in local government administration, having successfully managed communities in four states, ranging in population from 15,000 to 150,000 residents. "Billy came to the City of Milton as a credentialed and experienced manager, and will leave the same, while being highly respected in our community," said Mayor Lockwood

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