Savannah’s city manager resigns

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SAVANNAH — Savannah City Manager Rob Hernandez announced his resignation this week. His departure will go into effect June 30.

Since his arrival in October, 2016, the City has gone through a major restructuring and launched the strategic initiative, Savannah Forward. During this time Savannah has produced a budget surplus approaching $13 million after a one full-budget year. The City has also had its bond rating upgraded to AA+.

“Savannah is a special place,” said Hernandez.

“I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to serve this great city as its city manager. We’ve accomplished a great deal since October 2016 in our journey to make Savannah an extraordinary place to live, learn and prosper. Mercie and I have decided to return to South Florida to help our siblings care for our elderly mothers,” he said.

Hernandez is the third city manager since Michael Brown left the post after 15 years. Hernandez was preceded by Stephanie Cutter and Rochelle Small-Toney

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