Asheville City Manager Gary Jackson to retire

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On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, Asheville City Manager Gary Jackson announced his retirement.

"Gary has served Asheville faithfully and effectively since June 27, 2005. He has served with dignity and integrity," said Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer in a press release.

Asheville City Council regards the hiring of the city manager as one of its most critical duties, Manheimer continued in the release. "My colleagues and I are committed to hiring the most effective replacement possible."

Manheimer said that city council will discuss the outlines of the search and hiring process during its closed session at Tuesday's council meeting.

She also wrote that she expects to be able to provide more details on Wednesday.

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