City Manager Finalist for Jackson County Job
Rick Eckert is one of three in contention for the county's manager position, the Rome News-Tribune is reporting.
Powder Springs City Manager Rick Eckert is one of three finalists in the running for Jackson County's manager, the Rome News-Tribune is reporting.
The other two finalists are Floyd County Manager Kevin Poe and Elbert County Manager Bob Thomas, according to the newspaper.
Eckert began in May 2010 and had to hurriedly prepare the budget that would begin two months later. He also helped the city prepare the current fiscal budget with no layoffs, furloughs or tax increases.
A recent evaluation by members of the City Council recognized that Eckert has spent “a great deal of (his) time and attention” in the investigation and eventual firing of former police chief L. Rick Richardson, as well as the hiring of the new chief and Public Works director.
Eckert had signed a two-year contract at $115,000 a year with Powder Springs, according to the AJC.
Vaughn also took over the job in late 2005, when Dane Perry left the city, according to the AJC.