FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(POWELL, Ohio)—Feb. 18, 2020–Members of Powell City Council concluded their search for the new Powell City Manager during last night’s meeting, appointing and entering into an employment agreement with Andrew White.
White will begin his new role with the City on Wednesday, April 1.
“We are excited to welcome Andrew to the City of Powell as our new City Manager,” said Mayor Frank Bertone. “Andrew is highly qualified for the position and will do a tremendous job of leading our team. He has accomplished many things in Huron and we look forward to having him lead our city.”
White has served as the City Manager for the City of Huron, Ohio since 2006. Huron has a population of approximately 7,000 residents and an annual operations budget of $16 million that covers services such as police, fire, EMS, street maintenance, water, electric, parks and recreation, finance and law, and an annual Capital Improvement program.
He received his Bachelor of Arts from St. Bonaventure University and Master of Public Administration from the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy in Albany, NY. He is also an ICMA-credentialed manager.
“It is an honor to have the opportunity to be a part of the Powell community and serve as the new City Manager,” said White. “Powell continues to be recognized as one of the best cities in America to live. I look forward to working with our City Council, staff and the community in this role.”
White will replace City Manager Steve Lutz who announced his retirement in August, 2019. Lutz has served as Powell’s City Manager since 1996.
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