Two in running for Monroe’s city administrator position

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MONROE, Ga. Since terminating the services of city administrator Ron Rabun in January, the city of Monroe has been on the hunt for a replacement. Tom Berry, with Underwood and Co. of  Thomasville, led the search for the city, which narrowed it down to three.

“One of the candidates withdrew his name when he heard it would be made public, so there are two remaining,” Berry said. The two being given final consideration by the city are former Villa Rica City Manager David A. Milliron and current finance director for the City of Monroe, Logan Propes.

City of Monroe financial director Logan Propes. Photo credit: Sharon Swanepoel

Since Rabun left, Propes has been serving as the point person for city business pending a replacement city administrator. He first joined the city of Monroe as finance director in 2015 to replace Renee Prather, who retired at the end of the 2016. Prior to that he was finance director for the Jackson County government after serving as a fiscal analyst. He was also employed as the deputy clerk in Hall County. He has an Associate’s degree in business administration, a Bachelor of Science degree in political science and a Mastor of Public Administration degree from the University of North Georgia. He has lived in Monroe for the past 10 years.

According to Milliron’s bio, prior to serving as city manager for the city of Villa Rica, he was treasurer and chief financial officer and then city manager for Stockbridge. He has also worked as executive director of the Dekalb Municipal Association and held public office as a commissioner and mayor pro team of Avondale Estates. He has worked in the private sector as well as in education as an adjunct professor at Emory University. He holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Valdosta State University.

Berry said that the city has to wait two weeks since making the announcement public before making a final decision and taking a vote. He said it would be too soon to do that at the next city council meeting on April 11. It is possible that they could call for a special meeting or wait for the May city council meeting.

 

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