Bacon hired as Interim South Fulton City Manager

March 14, 2019

Meeting in special called session today at 4 p.m., South Fulton Mayor David Lamb, Commissioners Billy Williams, Beatrice Wilcox, Terry Taylor and Tommy Pruett hired Johnny Bacon as Interim City Manager, according to Mayor Lamb, to "work at the will of the commission, in temporarily fill the vacancy in the position, pending the future status of current City Manager James Gray, who is on paid administrative leave, following his arrest on charges relating to an attempt to pass counterfeit $100 bills at two Union City businesses.

Bacon was present for the meeting and took questions from the officials regarding his perceived qualifications for the position. He was also asked whether he would consider the position on a permanent basis, should the position become available. Bacon said he would consider it.

Bacon, who is 68, told the commission he had served two terms, eight years representing Ward 5 on Union City's city council, working with Mayor Terry Hailey and City Manger Kathy Dillon.

A native of Hickman, Bacon has served in a number of capacities affiliated with Discovery Park of America, and holds a Bachelor's degree in business and marketing from Murray State University. He is currently employed part time with Jerry Ward's Autoplex in Union City.

The Mayor and Commissioners unanimously voted to offer Bacon the temporary Interim City Manager's position, with a prorated annual salary of $45,000, with full authority as acting city manager, while he is employed as interim.

Bacon accepted the position and told the commission he would speak with his present employer to request immediate notice and begin employment with the city.