By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia
The City of Royston is losing its City Manager.
City Manager Greg Scott submitted his resignation last Thursday after seven years on the job.
Scott says he is returning to the military where he will serve at an air base in Tampa, Florida.
“I was offered a position with the 290th JCSS in Florida and I accepted it,” Scott said Monday. “I’ve really enjoyed it here, but I have to do what’s best for my family so I accepted the position.”
Scott said he will be serving in the 290th Joint Communications Support Squadron of the U.S. Air National Guard at McDill Air Force Base in Tampa.
Scott said he will be their new Chief Enlisted Manager for the Squadron.
“In that capacity, I will be responsible for working with the commander for the health and welfare of the troops, as well as for any of the needs that the squadron has to make sure their mission is accomplished,” he said.
Scott and his family have lived in Royston for the past 25 years and he has served as City Manager since 2007, but took two years off to serve with Air National Guard during the Iraq War.
Scott said he will miss Georgia and the many friends he has made here.
“I really love the area and really felt privileged to be part of this City and the community,” he said.
Scott’s last day with the City of Royston is today.
He assumes his new duties in Florida next week.