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Galesburg city manager candidate withdraws before appointment

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Jane Carlson
Tri States Public Radio

The Galesburg city council was set to vote on the appointment of a new city manager tonight, but that was later scratched from the agenda.

Mayor Peter Schwartzman said the candidate withdrew Monday night to stay with their current employer.

The candidate had not been publicly named.

“We are going into executive session to discuss how we will be moving forward,” Schwartzman said.

Former city manger Todd Thompson left in May for a position with the city of Rock Island.

Since then, public works director Wayne Carl has been serving as interim city manager.

Also, city attorney Brad Nolden has resigned to take a newly created position at Knox College.

Nolden will serve as vice president for administration and general counsel at Knox.

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Jane Carlson covers west central Illinois and southeast Iowa for Tri States Public Radio.