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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Cannon Now Officially City Administrator

You can take the "acting" off Teri Cannon's title as Bradford City Council voted to make her city administrator during a special meeting late this afternoon.

Cannon was named acting city administrator earlier this month.

After council voted Cannon into the position Mayor Tom Riel noted that she is a fourth generation city employee, with her family having served Bradford for more than 80 years. She has been employed by the city for 23 years. Her father, Ed Sutherland, worked for the city for 31 years, most recently as director of the public works department until his retirement.

Riel also read a letter from John Peterson, who retired as city clerk after 14 years in that position, and 28 with the city fire department. (The city no longer has a clerk position, as it has been replaced with the administrator.)

Peterson wished the city’s first administrator the best and says he’s confident she will be able to lead the city for many years to come.

Peterson also took the opportunity to thank city solicitor Mark Hollenbeck for years of invaluable legal advice, and all the department heads, city hall staff members and city employees.

Cannon was also appointed the city’s open records officer.

Also during Tuesday’s special meeting council granted permission to advertise for bids for renovation of city hall chambers at city hall.

Council also approved a payment of $4,963 to Preservation Pennsylvania for its services in preparing the Downtown Bradford Historic District Resource Inventory update. The city received a grant which will reimburse 50 percent of the cost of the project.

Pictured, Teri Cannon gets congratulations from Mayor Tom Riel, who just administered the oath of office to her. Seated, from left, councilmen Brad Mangel, Tim Pecora and Rhett Kennedy.
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1 comment:

DT Dave said...

Congratulations! Teri Cannon
Hard Work & Dedication DO Pay Off Eventually...GREAT JOB!
Thank You for your Dedication!
"Together We ARE Building A BETTER Bradford"
DT Dave