NEWBERRY — Newberry City Manager Jeff Shacker announced over the weekend he will be leaving his job in Newberry.
Shacker has accepted a job with the S.C. Municipal Association and will start his new duties April 15. Shacker’s last day with the city will be April 12.
“Jeff has been an outstanding city manager, and we appreciate his excellent work for the City of Newberry,” said Mayor Foster Senn. “He’s put in place initiatives to benefit Newberry short term, such as efficient government measures to keep costs down to city residents and customers, and projects to benefit Newberry long term, such as major improvements to our utility infrastructure, the Oakland Mill project, park improvements we’re beginning and numerous other initiatives. We thank Jeff and look forward to working with him the next two months.”
The city manager will be working for his former boss and former City Manager Eric Budds, who left Newberry to go to work for the S.C.Municipal Association in 2009.
At the time Shacker was the assistant to Budds and stepped into the role of city manager with Budds’ departure.
City Council will meet Tuesday night to start discussions about Shacker’s departure and on their search for a replacement.
Shacker said he is working on the 2013-14 budget and will have a draft ready for council before he leaves the city. Also, Shacker is working on a four-year plan for the city that he will leave behind.
Shacker said while his job will take him away from Newberry, he plans to continue living here.