GARNER | After more than seven years with the city of Garner, Randy Lansing is resigning as city administrator.
The City Council is scheduled to accept Lansing’s letter of resignation Tuesday during its meeting.
Lansing, 54, who was hired as city administrator in December 2011, has accepted a town manager position in Nashville, North Carolina. His last day in Garner is May 31.
“Garner is an amazing community with (a) very bright future,” he wrote in his letter of resignation submitted April 2. “It has been my pleasure to be part of it the last 7 1/2 years and serve the people of Garner. Together we have accomplished many things and I wish you and (the) community all the best going forward.”
The Nashville Town Council unanimously approved the hire of Lansing on April 2, the Rocky Mount Telegram reported.
“We searched high and we searched low and we talked to lots of people – and this person has got the even balance of everything we think we need,” Nashville Mayor Donald Street told the Town Council.
The Rocky Mount Telegram reports Lansing will start in early June and make $110,000 as town manager of the city of nearly 5,500.
Lansing and his wife, Luanne, have a daughter who lives and works in North Carolina.
Garner Mayor Ken Mick announced Lansing’s departure during Hancock County Economic Development’s annual meeting Wednesday.
“As you know, he’s led Garner, pushed us, shoved us, drug us along. He’s been a big volunteer not only locally but throughout the county,” Mick said. “We’re sorry to see him go. We’re proud to have had him a part of our life and wish him well going forward.”
Before coming to Garner, Lansing served as the city administrator in Cascade, Iowa, and he was the city manager in East Dubuque, Illinois. He is a 1988 University of Northern Iowa graduate and a Farley, Iowa, native.
Lansing was one of five finalists for the city administrator position in Mason City that the City Council scrapped in March 2018.
The Garner City Council is also scheduled to review proposals from consultants to conduct its city administrator search at its meeting.
A proposal and agreement from Brent Hinson, of Brent Hinson Consulting LLC, for $8,000 is included in the council’s Tuesday packet.
Hinson, a former Garner city administrator, has conducted city administrator searches within the past decade for Garner, Britt, Forest City and Mason City.
Photos of 2018: Chris Zoeller
Graveside service for Army Pet. Donald E. Brown Saturday at Rose Hill Cemetery in Thompson.
A woman sits anxiously trapped in her car after a live power line that detached from a house that caught fire fell on her car on Feb. 22 in Mason City.
Mia Brager, 7, center, and Jayden Waldschmidt, 9, far right, are shocked to see their mother, Iowa Army National Guard Sgt. Angelica Brager, after she revealed herself in the Roosevelt Elementary School mascot Tweets' costume to surprise her children after returning home early from her deployment in the Middle East.
2018 North Iowa Band Festival Parade in Mason City.
A boy rides his bike in the bike path on 13th Street Northeast on Monday in Mason City.
A girl finds slight relief from the harsh July sun in the shady nook of a parade float during the Clear Lake Independence Day Celebration Parade on Main Avenue in Clear Lake.
State Track and Field Meet at Drake University in Des Moines.
Mason City’s Cullan Schriever competes against Fort Dodge’s Drake Ayala Saturday during the final round of the Iowa High School State Wrestling Championships at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.
Newman Catholic junior George Schmit makes contact with Lisbon catcher Bryce Werderman, who loses grip of the ball, and squeezes past to score the sixth run of the first inning of the Knights' victory Saturday during the Class 1A championship game at the state baseball tournament at Principal Park in Des Moines.
Bishop Heelan senior catcher Elijah Hazekamp tumbles behind home plate and loses grip of the ball as he dives to catch a foul ball July 27 during the Class 3A semifinal round at the state baseball championships at Principal Park in Des Moines.
Mason City girls basketball head coach Curt Klaahsen reacts to a referee's call against his Mohawks during their victory against Waverly-Shell Rock Feb. 20 during the Class 4A regional finals in Mason City.
A girl watches a sparkler burn before the Exchange Club puts on their annual July 3 fireworks display at Mohawk Stadium in Mason City in 2018.
Zoey Leach of Mason City laughs as she struggles to put on a poncho as rain begins to fall May 25 at the 2018 Tree Town Music Festival in Forest City.
Codie Matz is led into the Cerro Gordo County Courthouse Tuesday where he changed his plea from not guilty to guilty on two counts of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his grandparents, Kenneth and Kathleen Hackbart, in November of 2017.
Pattie Dunn looks over the flood damage in the basement of her home on Saratoga Court as Mason City Mayor Bill Schickle comes down the stairs as he surveys flood damaged neighborhoods on Monday.
West Fork's Austin Larson reacts after winning the class 1A 110 meter hurdles Saturday during the state track and field meet at Drake University in Des Moines.
Marcus "Stub" Bartusek, sitting, and his cousin, Don Benjegerdes, share a laugh after a ceremony where Bartusek was inducted as a knight into France's Légion d’honneur at the Edward Tosel American Legion Post 110 in Manly on Oct. 9. Bartusek was given the medal, France's highest distinction, for his service in World War II.
Tom Chizek looks up at his step-son Ryan's friends and smiles as they gathered Thursday to share memories of Ryan, who died unexpectedly on Saturday, August 4.
Mason City sophomore Anna Deets takes her turn to cut down the net after the Mohawks' victory against Waverly-Shell Rock Tuesday during the Class 4A regional finals in Mason City.
Central Springs junior Hannah Ausenhus fields a ground ball and makes a throw to first base to freshman Kiley Hanft against Saint Ansgar Monday in Manly.
Spirit Lake sophomore Karli Olsen gets the out at home as Albia sophomore Abigail Martin attempts tp score on a passed ball Tuesday during the state softball championships at the Harlan Rogers Sports Complex in Fort Dodge.
Bishop Garrigan vs. West Hancock Friday in Britt.
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura sophomore Erica Eenhuis bumps the ball at the net against Rockford Thursday in Garner.
The 2018 Up In Smoke BBQ Bash at the North Iowa Events Center in Mason City.
Aaron Thomas' daughter, Ali, leads their pigs out of a pen as they are moved to a different area for grazing on their farm in Kensett.
Braedon Bowers is embraced by his public defender, Matthew Sheeley, before he is escorted out of the courtroom at the Cerro Gordo County Law Enforcement Center on Oct. 10 after he was sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for voluntary manslaughter.
Family of the five youths killed in a car crash last April release lanterns in honor of their loved ones after a remembrance ceremony April 10 at North Iowa Youth for Christ and Mason City Campus Life.
Lake Mills vs. Dike New Hartford Thursday during a regional semifinal match in Charles City.
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