Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly announced interim department heads and administrators this week who will serve in the restructured city government as the new administration seeks to hire permanent staff.
The interim appointees will serve in their respective roles beginning July 1 through the duration of the "practical transition" period, according to a spokesperson for the mayor.
That period will include the time it takes the administration to finish its first budget, restructuring of departments and hiring of permanent administrators.
According to the mayor's office, the city will consider both internal and outside candidates for each job before making final appointments.
> Interim Administrator of Public Works: Bill Payne
> Interim Deputy Administrator of Public Works: Donald Stone
> Interim Deputy Administrator of Transportation in Public Works: Blythe Bailey
> Interim Deputy Administrator of Parks & Outdoors: Jason McKinney
> Interim Chief Information Technology Officer: Brent Messer
> Interim Deputy Chief Information Technology Officer: Koren Sapp
> Interim Chief Human Resources Officer: Shea Jefferson
> Interim Deputy Administrator of City Planning: Eric Asboe
> Interim Purchasing Director: Debbie Talley
> Interim Administrator of Community Development: Tony Sammons
> Interim Director of the Regional Planning Authority: Karen Rennich, effective July 15.