Kilgore City Council OKs annex, finalizes city manager hire
KILGORE, TX — City Council members emerged from a short closed session on Tuesday to unanimously hire Scott Sellers of Colorado as Kilgore city manager.
“He’s easy to talk to, very straight-forward,” Mayor Ronnie Spradlin said of Sellers, who starts work Oct. 31. “He kind of reminds me of a young Tony.”
The mayor’s quip, in earshot of interim City Manager Tony Williams, was a compliment given Spradlin’s praise for Williams since the retired Marshall city manager agreed to temporarily take the city’s reins in May.
The remark also underlines the youth of Kilgore’s new administrative leader.
At 32, Sellers brings experience as acting city manager in Montrose, Colo., preceded by a stint as assistant city manager for Centralia, Ill.
“He has a long array of experience and certifications,” Spradlin said.
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