Smyrna has interim city administrator

An interim city administrator for Smyrna took her oath of office recently.

Smyrna Municipal Court Judge Phyllis Gingrey Collins officiated the swearing in of the city’s former assistant city administrator Tammi Saddler Jones as the interim city administrator.

Jones replaces Mike Jones (no relation) who had been the city administrator since August 2015.

Mike Jones was still the city administrator on April 17 when contentious comments were exchanged between Mayor Max Bacon and Mike Jones during the pre-council meeting.

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Following a special called meeting by the City Council on personnel in executive session on April 20, Tammi Saddler Jones’ appointment was announced on the city website on April 21.

She was appointed the assistant city administrator for Smyrna in December 2009, the assistant town manager for Berlin, Connecticut from 2006 to 2009 and the assistant to the city administrator for League City, Texas for six years.

She earned a master’s degree in Public Administration from Ohio State University in 1997 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Tougaloo College in Mississippi in 1993.

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