Ex-Hogansville city manager responds to resignation; mayor yet to

Published 9:03 pm Tuesday, June 21, 2022

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HOGANSVILLE— Following a nearly four-hour executive session Monday night — the topic of which was personnel exemption — the Hogansville City Council voted unanimously to accept the resignation of the city’s manager, Jonathan Lynn. Councilmember Mandy Neese agreed to the motion first, followed by councilmember Matthew Morgan.

On Tuesday, Lynn responded to the LDN’s response for comment.

“Mayor and Council reached a mutual decision for me to resign as City Manager,” Lynn said in a prepared text message to the LDN. “I have enjoyed my time in Hogansville, am very proud of what has been accomplished in the 2 years I have served as City Manager and hope for a bright future for the City of Hogansville as well as whatever future endeavors are in store for me.”

Lynn did not specify the reasoning for the resignation. Assistant Hogansville City Manager Lisa Kelly was reached for comment on Lynn’s resignation and directed the LDN to Hogansville Mayor Jake Ayers. Ayers was reached for comment but did not respond by press time.

Topics of the Hogansville City Council meeting included a public comment from resident Paul Darden to request the Hogansville City Council investigate the recent departure of Hogansville Police officer Ryan Loubet. Lynn was hired as Hogansville city manager in June 2020.