CITY MANAGER'S SAGA: Council accepts Person's resignation


Ryan Hermens

Gary Person resigned Tuesday night at the City Council meeting after 16 years as Sidney's city manager. Geri Anthony was appointed the interim city manager effective Wednesday.

After 16 years as the city manager of Sidney, Gary Person tendered his resignation at Tuesday night's City Council meeting.

Person's resignation comes amid a controversy that in recent months enveloped two other high-ranking city employees.

City Clerk Geri Anthony, who has been employed with the city for nearly 50 years, was appointed the interim city manager while a long-term plan is drafted.

Person's tenure as the chief executive of the city, which began in 1999, was the longest since Sidney adopted its current form of government.

He addressed the City Council moments into the meeting. In...

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Reader Comments

guest01 writes:

Mr. Person goes on and on about how much he loves the town, county and country, and no doubt he does. I just wish he spent more time speaking of the importance of following the laws which help us maintain a clean and smooth running system. I wish he had demonstrated that love when he and others were presented with the opportunity. Talk is cheap. Defending a good old boy, off the books sort of justice for friends, is corruption.


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