Former Mayor of Corbin rejoins city government as City Manager

Feb. 12—CORBIN — The search for the new City Manager of Corbin concluded on Friday with the Corbin City Commission offering the job to a former mayor of the city.

James Scott "Scotty" Williamson has been offered the job of City Manager by the Corbin City Commission by unanimous vote.

Current Corbin Mayor Suzie Razmus disclosed that Williamson's salary will be $72,000.

Williamson was the Mayor of Corbin from 1993 until 2004. He has also worked for the pharmaceutical industry as well as in other governmental entities, including the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

The search for a new City Manager began when the current City Manager, Marlon Sams, announced his retirement late last year.

Since then, the Commission has held several special-called meetings in order to conduct interviews and discuss matters pertaining to replacing Sams.

As of last Friday, the Commission has finally found the candidate of their choice.

Of the hiring, Mayor Suzie Razmus said, "We chose (Mr. Williamson) because of his experience."

Corbin City Commissioner James Gambrel commented that, "the future is bright," with other commissioners agreeing.

With Sams' retiring effective in April, the Commission will look to reintroduce the workings of the Corbin City Government to Williamson and work diligently to provide a smooth transition.

With Williamson not in attendance at Friday's meeting, this process will begin in earnest later this week.