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Former Hagerstown mayor takes Frostburg, Md., job

July 17, 2003|by SCOTT BUTKI

Former Hagerstown Mayor Steven T. Sager soon will be working for a different city, Frostburg, as its community development director.

Sager said Wednesday he plans to move to Frostburg, which has a population of about 9,000.

"Frostburg is a fun little city," he said.

Sager was mayor of Hagerstown from 1985 to 1997.

For the last six years he has been the regional representative for the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.

That state job, which paid about $52,000 a year, ended July 3, he said.

Sager said he will start the new job, which pays about $42,000, on July 21 and will begin working at the job full time on Sept. 2.

Sager was selected from among 55 applicants because of his experience with community revitalization and grant programs, Frostburg City Administrator Andrew P. Fulghum said.

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As community development director for the city of Frostburg, Sager said he will work on planning, economic development, historic preservation and related tasks.

Sager said he is looking forward to working more hands-on with the community, which is something he was unable to do as much of as he would have liked in the state job.

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