Lakeland Native Shawn Sherrouse Named City Manager
October 20, 2020 - Shawn Sherrouse is going from a behind-the-scenes role as deputy city manager to the in-the-spotlight job as city manager — the city of Lakeland’s chief administrator. City commissioners promoted him in a 6-1 vote this afternoon, with Commissioner Sara Roberts McCarley dissenting.
Sherrouse, 49, is the first Lakeland-born city manager since David Payne served for several years in the late 1950s.
McCarley and Commissioner Stephanie Madden had lobbied to extend the search in hopes of finding a game-changing candidate who can bring an outside perspective.
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