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Greencastle Borough hires new borough manager

July 06, 2012|By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com
  • Greencastle Borough has hired Susan Armstrong as assistant borough manager.
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GREENCASTLE, Pa. — Greencastle Borough has hired Susan Armstrong as assistant borough manager.

Armstrong will begin her duties on Sept. 17, stepping into the role of borough manager when Ken Womack retires at the end of this year, according to a borough news release.

Womack has been borough manager since Feb. 4, 2008.

The Greencastle Borough Council approved the hiring of Armstrong at a meeting Monday. The release did not report her salary.

Borough officials received 22 resumes for the position. The council interviewed three finalists before selecting Armstrong, the release said.

“We are confident we have selected someone who has the experience, skills, ability to communicate and talent necessary to be an effective borough manager,” council President Charlie Eckstine said in the release.

Armstrong, 49, has about 23 years of municipal government experience.

She has served as acting borough manager in Carlisle, Pa., since February 2012. Prior to that, Armstrong served as assistant borough manager in Carlisle from 2008 to 2012.

During her time in Carlisle, she implemented an information-technology strategy to establish stronger communications and reliability; developed a strategy to address downtown parking; assisted in economic development initiatives, including the long-term lease with the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corp. and Cumberland Valley Visitor’s Bureau, according to the release.

“I am honored to have been selected as Greencastle’s assistant manager and look forward to working closely with the entire Greencastle team including Ken (Womack), borough staff and the elected officials in transitioning to Borough Manager in 2013,” Armstrong said in the release.

“I also look forward to becoming part of the Greencastle community, a place where I not only work, but plan to make home.”

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