Columbia City Manager John Glascock announces retirement

Columbia City Manager John Glascock announced on Thursday, June 10 he will be retiring on Jan. 14, 2022. Glascock has worked at the City since March of 2003 and has served as permanent city manager since July of 2019 and was named interim city manager in November 2018. During his time at the City of Columbia, Glascock has served as chief engineer, director of Public Works, acting Water & Light director and deputy city manager. “To the Council, thank you for putting your trust in me and allowing me to have greater input into the direction of the city government. To all of my staff, it has been an honor to work with you and represent the City,” said Glascock. “And to the residents, thank you for allowing me to be a part of a great community that wants the best for everyone. Together, we have accomplished many great things and I am very proud of those accomplishments.”The City will begin the search for a new city manager in the coming months. Columbia will be using a consulting firm, that has not been selected at this time, to find a robust list of candidates. “I am grateful for John Glascock’s steady leadership of the City of Columbia.  His skills and experience were critical for Columbia, not just during the pandemic and his three years as city manager, but during his 16 years as director of Public Works and deputy city manager,” said Columbia Mayor Brian Treece. “As city manager, John diversified the cabinet to better reflect the community we serve, improved transparency in city finances and helped restore confidence and public trust. I am grateful for his service to the City and our community.”

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