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.

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“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.

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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

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Reach Reporter Ashley Stewart at 641-421-0533. Follow her on Twitter at GGastewart.


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