(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) It appears the City of St. Joseph will be searching for a new city manager.
Chamber of Commerce President Patt Lilly announced that Bruce Woody is "leaving for warmer climates" at Friday's State of the City Address.
News of Woody's departure began to surface last week when it was learned he was offered an executive director position at the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority in Pensacola, Florida.
According to the utility's board chair, the board voted unanimously to offer the position to Woody, which pays between $160,000 and $225,000 a year. Woody confirmed that the board still needs to approve the contract but that will likely happen on Tuesday.
Woody said his last day will by May 1. Until then, he said there is still a lot to accomplish before he exits.
"Over the next 60 days it will be pretty intensive. There's a number of things I want to get completed. First and foremost, the presentation to the city council of our fiscal year 2021 budget. I was committed to get that completed before I departed," Woody said.
Woody was named City Manager in 2011 and previously served as city's Public Works Director.
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