11 - 13 - 2013 Council hires White to Lewistown Borough Manager position
[LS] - With a vote of confidence by Lewistown Borough Council vice president Gregg O'Donnell, Lewistown now has a new Borough Manager. Last night council hired John White of Lewistown to the vacant position on a 5-2 vote with councilmen Larry Searer and Justin Trego voting against. In supporting White for the job, O'Donnell said that the experience White has had in various managerial roles & his business experienceat at his employment at 84 Lumber made him a good fit for the job. Searer, in his opposition however felt that another person "had experience with municipal government, which made me feel as if he was a better candidate for the position." Despite having no prior municipal government experience, his background does include budget development with business education that would help in the borough manager's position.