"Council hires Shawna Burkhart as city manager" by: Mike Reddell


   City Council hired Lamesa City Manager Shawna Burkhart Tuesday night, Feb. 11, as Bay City’s first city manager under the mayor-council/city manager form of government that voters approved in May 2019.
   Burkhart, who emerged from council interviews with three finalists, will begin her duties as city manager March 16.
   Council approved her selection following a 20-minute executive session.
   After the unanimous vote to hire Burkhart council and those remaining in council chambers burst into applause.
   Councilman Bill Cornman recalled council’s journey en route to her hiring that included employing interim city manager Richard Morton who guided the city and council through the process.

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