On Tuesday, September 22nd, the City Commissioners of Fernandina Beach unanimously appointed a new City Manager, Mr. Dale Martin. Mr. Martin comes to Fernandina Beach from Winchester, CT, where he serves as Town Manager. He is expected to start with the City after sixty days. His recommendation as a candidate for the position comes as part of the executive search conducted by Colin Baenziger and Associates.

Mr. Martin is a U.S. Army veteran, and has almost twenty years of experience in municipal management in Michigan and Connecticut. He is a Credentialed Manager with the International City/County Management Association and has a master’s degree in Public Administration and an undergraduate degree in Political Science.

City Attorney Tammi Bach will be working with Mr. Martin on finalizing the terms of his employment contract. The City Commission appointed Deputy City Manager Marshall McCrary to serve as Interim City Manager until Mr. Martin arrives.

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