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Lynchburg City Council Appoints Interim City Manager
On Tuesday, September 8, Lynchburg City Council appointed Deputy City Manager Reid Wodicka to serve in the position of Interim City Manager. Wodicka will serve in the interim position until City Council appoints a new city manager. He will assume his new duties immediately. Former City Manager Bonnie Svrcek retired September 1.
According to Mayor MaryJane Dolan, City Council will be moving forward in its recruitment efforts to fill the city manager position. “City Council owes it to this community and the City organization to find the best candidate it can for the position of City Manager,” said Dolan. “We are determined to fill the vacancy with a quality candidate who will continue to move the city forward.”
“We have faith that Reid will continue to bring the stability and leadership needed in the organization during this interim period,” said Dolan.
“I am thankful for the opportunity to fulfill the responsibilities of Interim City Manager for this wonderful city, and I appreciate City Council’s faith in me,” said Wodicka. “I look forward to continuing to collaborate with the community and City departments as we work to make Lynchburg the best city in America.”
Wodicka was appointed Deputy City Manager for the City of Lynchburg in June 2018. Prior to his service in the City, he served as Deputy County Administrator for nearby Bedford County and Town Manager for the Towns of Woodstock and Elkton in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
A graduate of E. C. Glass High School, Dr. Wodicka was born and raised in the City of Lynchburg. He later graduated from James Madison University in Harrisonburg with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Policy and Administration. He continued at JMU to earn his Master of Public Administration degree while serving as the Town Manager in Elkton. After several years of working in local government, he earned his PhD in Public Policy with a concentration in Urban and Regional Development from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.