Freeman Stepping Down From Interim City Manager Role

According to a press release provided by the City of Amarillo just after noon Wednesday, Andrew Freeman has stepped down from the Interim City Manager position he has held for 7 months, opting to return to his role as Deputy City Manager.

Freeman has been the focus of the dais in recent weeks as the result of his efforts to reorganize the city’s organizational structure with the creation of four Managing Director positions. Shortly after they were announced, they were rescinded. Mayor Cole Stanley and the council felt Freeman violated the City Charter by not seeking the proper Advice and Consent prior to enforcing his changes.

According to Wednesday’s press release, Freeman said it was an honor to serve as Interim City Manager, but I believe it is in the best interest of the City for me to step aside at this time.

In late January the search firm of Baker Tilly was awarded a 36 thousand dollar contract to assist Amarillo with its search for a City Manager to replace Jared Miller who was relieved of that role in August of last year.

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