The help wanted sign is hanging outside city hall in Greenville after two more two high level managers announced they are retiring. That means soon the police chief, the public works director, the interim police chief, the assistant city manager and the human resources director's positions will be vacant.
This in the same year the city manager was also replaced.
"It's an interesting coincidence. You have an assistant city manager hired away, to be a city manager. You have an interim police chief who in October he will be retiring, and an H.R. who has been here 30 years, who is retiring," says Mayor Allen Thomas. "It's twist of timing, but we're prepared with the city to move on and fill professionals in those positions."
It's the same coincidence that back in January when Police Chief William Anderson resigned and then a week later City Manager Wayne Bowers announced his retirement. Then Public Works Director Wes Anderson quit. By the end of October, Assistant City Manager Thom Moton, Interim Police Chief Joe Bartlett and now Gerry Case, the human resources director will all leave city hall.
"We have 700 other great professional here who have stepped up prior and I'm sure we'll have many great professionals to step up and fulfill these role," says Thomas.
Last month Greenville's new city manager started work. It will now be Barbara Lipscomb who will have to fill these management positions.