Vrana named interim PTC manager
Nikki Vrana, Peachtree City’s administrative services director, has been appointed to serve as the interim city manager with the pending retirement of current City Manager Bernie McMullen.
As administrative services director, Vrana supervises the human resources, municipal court, city clerk and public information functions of the city.
Vrana previously served as an executive assistant to McMullen and later as administrative services supervisor before she was promoted to her current position in January 2009.
Prior to starting with the city, Vrana previously served as a human resources specialist and senior accounting technician with the Fayette County Board of Commissioners.
Vrana’s appointment came after a brief mid-meeting executive session Thursday night during which the City Council adjourned to another room to discuss the matter. Georgia law allows council to meet in closed session to deliberate upon the hiring or promotion of an employee.
Prior to the closed session, there was some sentiment to have the discussion in public. Soon after, Councilwoman Kim Learnard made a motion to appoint Vrana as the interim city manager, seconded by Councilwoman Vanessa Fleisch.
Councilman Doug Sturbaum then asked if council would consider appointing Leisure Services Director Randy Gaddo, and Learnard rescinded her motion.
Council then voted to go into executive session, and after re-adjourning into open session, the vote to name Vrana as the interim city manager was unanimous.