Nebraska - Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird announced that Tom Casady, the city's retired public safety director, will serve as the city's interim director of Lincoln Transportation and Utilities (LTU). He takes over for Miki Esposito who accepted a position in the private sector. Casady previously served as the city's police chief from 1994 to 2011 and public safety director from 2011 until his retirement in February 2019.
California - Dublin councilmembers named Linda Smith as the new city manager to succeed the retiring City Manager Christopher Foss, effective January 1, 2020. Smith had been serving as assistant city manager for Dublin. Prior to that role, she was assistant to the city manager, economic development director, and public information officer.
Florida - Charlotte County commissioners appointed Hector Flores as county administrator on September 24. His appointment is effective March 2020 when current County Administrator Ray Sandrock retires. Flores became deputy county administrator in 2019 after working in various county positions since 1995.
Oklahoma - Enid Aviation Advisory Board members voted to hire Deirdre Gurry as Enid Woodring Regional Airport's new director. She takes over for retiring director Dan Ohnesorge. Gurry previously commanded the 8th Flying Training Squadron, which is part of the 71st Flying Training Wing at Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma.
Rhode Island - The city of Newport announced Patricia Reynolds as its new director of planning and economic development on September 25. Reynolds previously served as principal planner at the city of Warwick. She will lead Newport's newly established Department of Planning and Economic Development.
Massachusetts - The University of Massachusetts at Lowell recently promoted Joseph Hartman to provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. Hartman previously served as dean of the campus' Francis College of Engineering.