Conditional Offer of Employment for Jasper City Manager
Jasper City Council Special Called Meeting | Work Session November 15, 2021

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Conditional Offer of Employment for Jasper City Manager


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11/15/2021

The following press release was presented at the conclusion of the meeting announcing final negotiations for a conditional offer of employment with Ms. Sonia Jammes as The City of Jasperís next City Manager.


*** PRESS RELEASE ***

The City of Jasper, City Council is pleased to announce final negotiations for a conditional offer of employment with Ms. Sonia Jammes as The City of Jasperís next City Manager. As of 11/15/2021 the City Council has entered into final negotiations with Ms. Jammes and The City of Jasper for a 2 - year period. Ms. Jammes was selected after a nationwide recruitment and selected by City Staff and the City Council.

Ms. Jammes currently serves as the Assistant Town (City) Manager for the City of Bedford, VA. While here she will perform the day-to-day operations, work and direct staff to continue development and implementation of the progression, vision and direction for the City which has been set, as well as focusing on City Planning; particularly in the areas of development, zoning and water as well as administration.

There were several tremendously strong candidates for this position from within the region and out; however, I am confident that Ms. Sonia Jammes is a wonderful fit for the City of Jasperís position of City Manager. Ms. Jammes outgoing and approachable personality coupled with the extensive work experience in the areas of management and planning will assist existing staff, Board (present and future) and this community in charting the course for what Jasper has to offer to the citizens and those moving to our enchanting community for years to come; especially in the areas of quality of life, development, recreation and walkability with our trails and parks.

In conclusion, the City of Jasper will enter into a 14-day commencement period. Ms. Jammes first day could be as early as the 3rd of January, 2022.
Respectfully,

Steve Lawrence, Mayor

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AGENDA
I. Call Meeting to Order
II. Invocation
III. Pledge of Allegiance
IV. Adopt Agenda
V. Old Business
A. None
VI. New Business
A. Consideration and approval of J.L. White Emergency Repair of Water Main and change order to existing contract
1. Mayor Steve Lawrence
2. Josh Davis
B. Consideration and approval of bid for debris removal on Gennett Drive
1. Mayor Steve Lawrence
2. Josh Davis
C. Consideration and discussion of the new Employee Personnel Handbook and the 14-day notice
1. Jim Looney
2. Beverly Ragland
D. Consideration and approval of Resolution #2021-14 for the 2021 Budget Amendments across all funds.
1. Beverly Ragland
2. Lindsey Williams
E. Discussion of Fiscal Year 2022 Budget
PDF of 2022 DRAFT Budget
1. Mayor Steve Lawrence
2. Beverly Ragland
3. Lindsey Williams
VII. Executive Session
A. Personnel
1. Mayor Steve Lawrence
VIII. Adjourn


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