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Columbia hires former Ferguson city manager

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

A former city manager in Ferguson, Missouri, will start work for the city of Columbia on Monday.

City Manager John Glascock announced Tuesday that he has selected De'Carlon Seewood for the position of deputy city manager. Seewood was city manager in Ferguson from 2015 until this year, the city of Columbia said in a news release.

Before that Seewood was the village manager for the Village of Richton Park, Illinois, manager for the City of Berkley, Missouri, and assistant city manager in Ferguson.

Seewood resigned as Ferguson city manager in Feburary, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that he was hired as the city administrator in Fairburn, Georgia, in March but resigned after 50 days, telling the newspaper that the job wasn't a good fit.

Seewood has a bachelor of arts in political science from Rockhurst University in Kansas City and a master's in public administration from the University of Missouri. He has more than 13 years of experience in executive roles with local governments, according to the release.

Seewood will be paid $140,000 per year plus a benefits package. He will be sworn in Monday at the Columbia City Council meeting.

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