Vergennes chooses seasoned manager

VERGENNES — Vergennes has hired the longtime executive director of Burlington’s Church Street Marketplace to be its new city manager. Ron Redmond, 65, will take over for Interim City Manager Renny Perry on Jan. 18. Perry said he would leave as Redmond came aboard, but would “come in if Ron needs me” afterward. Perry took over as interim on Nov. 13, when former manager Dan Hofman left. Hofman and the city council agreed to part ways after Hofman said he wished to leave the post he had held since January. Thi … (read more)

Council to interview manager candidates

VERGENNES — After an executive session on Tuesday to evaluate applications for a new permanent city manager, the Vergennes City Council selected seven for preliminary interviews. Interim City Manager Renny Perry said the council has scheduled three more p … (read more)

City council to evaluate candidates for manager

VERGENNES — City offices have received resumes from 17 candidates seeking to become the next Vergennes City Manager, Interim Manager Renny Perry told the Vergennes City Council at its Tuesday meeting. Most of those had applied through online job site Inde … (read more)

Former city manager claims council seat

VERGENNES — Former longtime Vergennes City Manager Mel Hawley defeated former city alderman David Small in Tuesday’s runoff election, 427-379, or 53%-47%, for a council seat that carries a term that runs through this March. Turnout was about 39%, even hig … (read more)

New city manager excited about his post

VERGENNES — It took a few years after earning his 2012 undergraduate sociology degree from the University of Albany for new Vergennes City Manager Daniel Hofman to find what he calls his true calling — government work. After putting himself through colleg … (read more)

Vergennes hires new city manager

VERGENNES — Vergennes has hired a native of the Albany, N.Y., area as its new city manager. The candidate chosen late last week has experience this year as a city manager in Georgia and prior experience as an interim manager, finance director, budget cons … (read more)

New Vergennes city manager could be named this week

VERGENNES — If all goes well Vergennes could have a new city manager by later this week or the middle of next week, according to Mayor Jeff Fritz. The Vergennes City Council on Nov. 26 interviewed by remote technology four finalists for the position being … (read more)

City Manager search progresses

VERGENNES — Vergennes Mayor Jeff Fritz said this past Thursday that the interview committee he sits on could recommend two or three city manager candidates to the Vergennes City Council as soon as by the end of this week. On Nov. 14 Fritz pegged the timet … (read more)

Matt Chabot to leave as city manager

VERGENNES — After a little more than a year on the job, Vergennes City Manager Matt Chabot informed the city council on Oct. 15 that he would be stepping down. Chabot’s contract calls for 90 days notice, but Mayor Jeff Fritz said he is optimistic a new ma … (read more)