Royston City Manager Resigns

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia

The City of Royston is losing its City Manager.

City Manager Greg Scott submitted his resignation last week after seven years on the job.

Scott said he is returning to the military where he will serve at an air base in Tampa, Florida.

“I was offered a position with the 290th JCSS in Florida and I accepted it,” Scott said Monday. “I’ve really enjoyed it here, but I have to do what’s best for my family so I accepted the position.”

Scott said he will be serving in the 290th Joint Communications Support Squadron of the U.S. Air National Guard at McDill Air Force Base in Tampa.

According to their Web site, the 290th JCSS’s mission is to provide mission-ready personnel and communications systems to support the United States national security objectives during times of crisis and to contribute to the welfare of the State of Florida during peacetime.

The peacetime mission is to provide communications support for Task Force Signal during disaster evacuation and relief activities at the direction of the Governor of the state of Florida.

The 290th JCSS also provides the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff direct communication support of the United Commands, Services, Defense Agencies and Non-Defense Agencies, and foreign governments.

Scott said he will be the new Chief Enlisted Manager for the Squadron.

“In that capacity, I will be responsible for working with the commander for the health and welfare of the troops, as well as for any of the needs that the squadron has to make sure their mission is accomplished,” he said.

Scott has served as Royston City Manager since 2007, but took two years off to serve with Air National Guard during the Iraq War.

His last day with the City of Royston is today.

He assumes his new duties in Florida next week.

Meanwhile, Royston Mayor David Jordan said he plans to meet with the city council in the coming weeks to lay out a course of action for finding Scott’s replacement.   However, he said, there also no plans to name an interim city manager for Royston.

Jordan said he and the entire Royston City Council and staff will miss Scott.