Collegedale hires new city manager, adjusts retirement plan for former manager

Staff photo by Erin O. Smith / The clock tower in front of Collegedale City Hall is pictured Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Collegedale, Tennessee.

The city of Collegedale has hired Wayon Hines, city engineer and interim city manager, to serve as its next city manager.

Hines, a 14-year resident, was selected from a pool of four potential hires who were interviewed on May 11 by the city commission. The commission selected him, and adjusted the retirement plan for its former manager, on Monday.

Hines will replace Ted Rogers, who announced his retirement in February after allegations that he failed to effectively communicate with the board about a city park partnership with the McKee Foods Corp. Rogers maintained that he was leaving on his own volition, rather than because of any outside forces.

During his interview, Hines said that, if chosen, he would be the best candidate because of his prior knowledge and experience with the city.