Canton Taps Glen Cummins To Serve As Interim City Manager

Cummins will be compensated no more than $10,000 per month for his duties.

Credit: Patch file photo
Credit: Patch file photo
Two weeks after the resignation of City Manager Scott Wood, the Canton City Council has tapped one of its own to temporarily lead the city.

The council on Thursday after executive session unanimously voted to name Councilman Glen Cummins as its interim city manager. 

Cummins will be compensated no more than $10,000 per month, which would include his normal council compensation, Mayor Gene Hobgood said.

Hobgood said Cummins selection was the recommendation of the interim city manager search committee that was formed after Wood's departure.

That committee — made up of council members Sandy McGrew, John Rust and Bill Grant — met over a period of two weeks to find an interim.

Cummins' temporary tenure follows Chief Financial Officer Nathan Ingram's two-week service in the role. City policy stipulated Ingram's tenure would be no more than two weeks.

Hobgood also appointed a city manager search committee made up of himself, Grant and Rust to begin the process of finding a manager to permanently take over the role. 

"I think the goal is to move as quickly as possible to get the process started," he said, adding he anticipates the committee meeting next week. 

Cummins has over 30 years experience in managing administrative and information technology departments at major corporations. He also once served on the Indian Harbour Beach, FL city council between 1981 and 1982 until he had to relocate for another job. 

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