At the city of Summerville’s special called meeting last night, the city officially authorized the city attorney to begin contract negotiations with Janice Galloway to be hired as the new city manager.

The motion was made at the conclusion of an executive session (closed to the public) held to let the council deliberate on who to hire. The session lasted about 15 minutes. Immediately thereafter, the authorization motion was carried unanimously by all five members of the council.

The city has been working to fill the position’s vacancy since the July passing of Tony Carroll, who held the position from 2016 until his death. When Mr. Carroll went on medical leave in the spring to fight a second battle with cancer, Galloway was hired to fill in.

Carroll lost his battle, and Mrs. Galloway agreed to serve as interim until a long-term manager is hired. Galloway had previously served Summerville as its Water Treatment Plant superintendent for many years.

From AM 1180