“I’m not sure what I’m going to do. I don’t have any definitive plans at this point in time,” Horn said.
Horn’s last day will be July 5, 2017—25 years to the date when he was hired as city manager.
Some of Horn’s—and Centerville’s—biggest accomplishments during Horn’s tenure included the resolution of the 10-year dispute with Sugarcreek Twp. over the Cornerstone property, the Yankee Trace housing development, which Centerville mayor Brooks Compton said “would not be there were it not for Greg Horn,” and the passage of Issue 3—a .5 percent income tax increase which earned over 57 percent of resident’s vote in November.
“When you think of the city manager form of government, he’s the consummate city manager,” Compton said of Horn.
The city is currently discussing methods they’ll use to find a replacement—whom Compton says will have “big shoes to fill”—including hiring an independent search firm that specializes in hiring high-ranking city officials. Compton expects the process to take two to four months from the time interviews are conducted and decisions to be made.
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