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By Brian Ackley
City of Lake Wales 

Commissioners Delay City Manager Search While Giving Slaton "Test Drive"


Last updated 7/15/2020 at 3:20pm

Williamson Photography of Lake Wales

Interim City Manager James Slaton

Lake Wales commissioners are hitting the pause button on their search for a new city manager.

Interim City Manager James Slaton will stay in that position while a new 2020-21 budget is being crafted this summer. The new spending plan must be in place by late September, with the Lake Wales fiscal year beginning Oct. 1.

Commissioners heard from Ken Parker – a senior advisor from the Florida City-County Management Association -- during a July 1 workshop, who said it wouldn't be unusual to allow an internal manager candidate a probationary period of time to see if that person might indeed be...

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