Savannah City Manager Finalists Announced


Today, Savannah Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, announced the Savannah City Council narrowed the pool of applicants for Savannah City Manager to three finalists.

“The city council and I have selected three highly-qualified candidates as the finalists to be Savannah’s next city manager,” said Mayor Van R. Johnson, II. “This is the most important decision we will make for the future of our city, and I am excited to welcome the finalists to Savannah in the coming weeks. We look forward to hiring someone Savannahians can be proud of for years to come.”

The finalists are:

Heath Lloyd, Assistant City Manager of Savannah, Ga.

Sheryl Long, Assistant City Manager of Cincinnati, Oh.

Jay Melder

Jay Melder,

Assistant City Administrator of

Washington, D.C.

The candidates will be in Savannah on June 25 and 26 to participate in interview sessions with community panels.

Council members will appoint citizen and business community representatives to participate in panel interviews with the finalists.

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