Waynesboro City Manager Announces Retirement

By: Donald Robinson
By: Donald Robinson

Waynesboro City Manager has been with the city since 1974 and the City Manager since 1995. He says he's enjoyed his job, but it is very stressful.

Giles says the city is in good shape financially, but it could use new leadership.

"It's time personally for me to try something else," said Giles. "Something that does not have as much stress as this current job has, and I also believe it's time for the city to have a change and in that way everybody wins."

"We're looking for a new beginning," said Waynesboro City Council member Reo Hatfield. "Schuyler has done a good job in the past, but we are looking for a change for the future because we have some challenges ahead of us."

Some of the challenges Hatfield is referring to include a $25 million expense to keep storm water out of the sanitary sewer system and an annual $1 million expense for a joint security adult jail.

Giles says he'd like to be out of office by Dec. 31 of this year, but he will stay until a replacement is found.

Several council members we spoke with say they have no one in mind for the job at this time, but they plan to meet and discuss the issue soon.

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