The Cobb County Commission appointed Rob Hosack county manager at its regular Tuesday meeting. Hosack has been serving as interim county manager since April 26.
Hosack replaces David Hankerson, who served in the position for more than 24 years. Hosack’s salary is $210,000 annually. Hankerson’s salary upon departure was $285,802.
Hosack, former head of the department of Community Development for the county, returns to public service after a stint in the private sector.
“I decided to come back because I really missed being part of a great team of managers,” Hosack wrote in an email. “Not much has changed since I left, other than having a new Chairman, who I have known and respected for a long time and look forward to working with in the future.”
Chairman Mike Boyce was elected last year after voters expressed frustration over former Chairman Tim Lee’s handling of the deal to bring the Atlanta Braves to Cobb.
Hosack said his top priority as county manager will be the implementation of employee pay raises approved earlier this year.
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