Panama City, FL –
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS Fla. (WMBB) – Residents of DeFuniak Springs have a new city manager to turn to.
In February, former City Canager Mell Smigielski resigned his post.
With infrastructure plans already in place and underway, new city manager Robert Thompson is excited to continue them and make this a good foundation for a solid urban foundation.
“My point is you have to have a solid foundation,” Thompson said. “And we have great people here, and we’re going to tell more of the DeFuniak Springs story.”
The city has received and will continue to receive several million dollars in state and federal funding for the addition of new sewage pipes and plants.
“Once the right infrastructure is in place, the proper sewage and plumbing, and the water and roads are able to handle the high volume, we want big box stores to come into place,” a- he declared. “But even then, it’s in moderation. I don’t want this to become an Atlanta.
Thompson has over 30 years of management experience and most recently was the former Deputy Director of Las Cruces County in New Mexico. He said his family already feels at home in DeFuniak Springs.
“It has a quaint townhouse feeling,” he said. “You don’t get that in the big city. You have people who are really passionate. People who live here, people who stay here all their lives or come back here for their experience.
Thompson said he was ready to answer any questions you might have about what’s going on in your city.
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