Lynchburg City Manager Bonnie Svrcek defers retirement

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Bonnie Svrcek

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) – After previously announcing her retirement, Lynchburg City Manager Bonnie Svrcek has announced that she has decided to defer her retirement until September 1, 2020.

Svrcek said in a letter to City Council, “I strongly believe continuity of leadership is necessary for our community and our organization during these unsettling times. Because of this, I also know it is extraordinarily challenging to recruit the caliber of city manager candidates our city deserves. It is my privilege to continue to to serve as City Manager during these difficult and unprecedented times.”

Svrcek’s retirement was to take effect June 30, 2020.

Lynchburg Mayor Treney Tweedy commented, “We are fortunate that Bonnie is willing to continue on in her duties as City Manager. This is a difficult time to try to recruit new leadership, adn it is more important than ever for the City organization to have the type of continuity and excellent leadership she brings. City Council is very appreciative she is willing to stay while we continue to seek the right candidate for the job.”

City Council will continue recruitment efforts to hire a new city manager.

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