Second CS Assistant City Manager Named

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College Station has filled its second assistant city manager opening. Kathy Merrill will fill the spot.

Merrill is currently the assistant city manager in Abilene, a job she's held since 2002. She has spent the last 12 years on Abilene's staff.

"I'm delighted at the opportunity to move to College Station," Merrill said in a city press release. "During the interview process, it was apparent this was a unique chance to work with a great staff in a major university community."

Once she starts on October 30, Merrill will supervise the fire and police departments, as well as the public communications and parks and recreation departments.

"We are looking forward to Kathy's arrival and the broad experience she brings," City Manager Glenn Brown said in the same press release. "Her innovative thinking, warm personality and strong municipal background will add to the effectiveness of our staff."

Terry Childers was named to the other assistant city manager spot last week.

Under Brown, the city recently reorganized its staff structure, added a second assistant city manager position. Brown officially moved up from his assistant city manager position in March following a search by the city council.