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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
Executive Editor 

Commissioners Approve New City Manager's Employment Contract


Last updated 11/18/2020 at 12:53pm

City Manager James Slaton at 2019 International City Managers Association conference, where he completed his two-year certification program.

The Lake Wales City Commission on Nov. 17 formalized its selection of James Slaton as city manager by approving his employment contract.

The Commission voted unanimously Oct. 20 to offer the interim city manager the full-time position. Slaton has been a city employee for 17 years, including recent service as the deputy city manager in charge of nine departments and overseeing multiple special projects. Slaton also has completed an intensive two-year city manager training program offered by the International City Managers Association.

As part of his proposed employment contract, Slaton requ...

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