Waynesboro: Council appoints Hamp city manager

Story by Chris Graham

You can take the interim tag off his title now. Mike Hamp was appointed by Waynesboro City Council to serve as city manager, filling the post left open by the resignation of Doug Walker.

Hamp had been serving as the interim city manager since Walker stepped down effective June 30. He had also served as the interim city manager briefly before Walker took the job in 2003.

“I’m very proud that we had this opportunity to name a local individual to be our city manager,” City Councilwoman Nancy Dowdy said this morning. “He’s been our interim twice now, and he’s had a good mentor in Doug Walker. We look forward to his leadership in the next year,” Dowdy said.

Hamp’s appointment leaves only one other top-level position in city government that had been left open from resignations due to the political shakeup on city council in the spring still unfilled, the economic-development director job vacated by Meghan Williamson last month. Orange County attorney Todd Patrick will take over as city attorney in Waynesboro in November, replacing Bob Lunger, who resigned his post in April before the city elections.

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