Tuesday, November 04, 2008

City Welcomes New Interim City Manager

The City of Milton would like to welcome new Interim City Manager Motimer Smedley to the City staff.

Milton City Council approved the appointment of Smedley, of Sebastian, Fla., at the Oct. 20 Council meeting.Smedley replaces Director of Public Safety Chris Lagerbloom who served as acting City Manager since the Sept. 24 resignation of City Manager Billy Beckett. The City will continue the search for a permanent replacement.
Smedley was assistant county manager and county manager for St. Mary’s County, Md., for two years, and Carbon County, Pa., for 10 years. He also served as municipal manager for Lehighton, Pa., for 17 years. Most recently, Smedley served with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, part of the Department of Home Land Security, in Indiana during the recent Midwest flood disaster. There he coordinated five designated disaster counties and the Columbus Regional Hospital, working directly with the Governor’s Office of Disaster Recovery.
Smedley holds a master’s degree from the U.S Army Command and General Staff College, a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College of Missouri, and also studied at the University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan and Penn State University. Smedley also obtained a Minor Judiciary Certification from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.His background includes active duty in the U.S. Navy from 1958 to 1961 and service in the USAR Special Forces, performing duties as a Plans and Operations Officer, a Latin America Specialist and an A-TEAM commander. He was also activated and served at The Pentagon during Operation Desert Storm.

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