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DECATUR — The city of Decatur announced today the hiring of Scot Wrighton as the new city manager.

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Scot Wrighton looks on as Mayor Julie Moore Wolfe addresses the media during a press conference announcing that Wrighton will be the next Decatur City Manager in the city council chamber at the Decatur Civic Center Wednesday.

Wrighton comes from Streator, where he has been city manager for four years and city manager there from 1987-94.

Wrighton also was as the city manager of Kirksville, Missouri for nine years; on the faculty of the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government for six years; and as the city manager of a private new urbanism development project in India for five years.

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A Herald & Review story about the resignation of Mount Zion Village Administrator Scot Wrighton from May 21, 1987, is shown. He's now being hired as Decatur city manager. 

Wrighton’s first municipal manager’s job was village administrator of Mount Zion.

He replaces Tim Gleason, who is now city manager in Bloomington. The news also comes on the heels of the announcement that Decatur Deputy City Manager Bill Tyus will be leaving for the same job in Bloomington.

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