Springfield stays close to home for new City Manager

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SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) — The City of Springfield has a new City Manager, and he’ll be a familiar face at city hall.

Springfield City Commissioners announced the hiring of current Deputy City Manager Bryan Heck.

 “I’m honored to have been selected by the City Commission to become Springfield’s next City Manager,” said Heck. “I am excited for the opportunity to lead this organization comprised of very talented and hardworking employees who are committed to making Springfield a great place to live, work and play.”

Heck was one of three internal and 18 external applicants to the job. He replaces Jim Bodenmiller  who announced his retirement in August.

Heck will take office next year following Bodenmiller’s departure in January.

“Bryan has the experience in public administration and vision for the future that we feel is the best fit to help lead Springfield in a positive direction,” said Springfield Mayor Warren Copeland. “We are pleased that Bryan has accepted this challenge and we look forward to working together in service to the people of Springfield.”

The City Commission is expected to vote on Heck’s appointment at its next regular meeting Dec. 18th.

Heck is a lifelong resident of Clark County and a graduate of Wittenberg University.

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