August 2, 2017
NEW CITY MANAGER TO START IN SEPTEMBER
The Rockford City Council approved a contract between the city and Thad Beard at a special city council meeting held on August 2nd. As part of the agreement, Beard will assume the duties of city manager on September 8, 2017. Beard was one of five finalists selected from a field of 31 applicants for the open manager position. His selection took place in July after a day of public interviews. Chief Dave Jones will continue to serve as interim city manager until Beard’s start date.