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Oakmont taps Sewickley retiree as interim manager

Michael DiVittorio
| Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, 10:33 p.m.

Recently retired Sewickley Borough Manager Kevin Flannery now serves as Oakmont’s interim manager.

Flannery served 5 mayors, 44 council persons, and 95 authority, board and commission members since Oct. 25, 1993, according to his retirement letter dated Oct. 9.

He decided to help Oakmont as its searches for a new borough manager and finalizes its 2019 budget.

Flannery, of Ambridge, started Nov. 27 and plans to serve till the end of January.

“They asked me if I was interested, and I said, ‘yeah,” he said at the end of Oakmont’s Dec. 3 council workshop meeting. “I think it’s a great occupation. Sewickley was a nice town. Oakmont, with what they need me to do, I think I can help them out.”

Outgoing Oakmont Manager Lisa Cooper Jensen resigned after working for the borough in several capacities since Aug. 26, 1986.

Her resignation is effective at the end of the year. However, Nov. 21 was to be her last day at the office.

Her letter indicated her remaining hours will be paid time off.

Flannery said his focus is on the budget, which does not include a tax increase, and the borough manger search.

Council President William Benusa welcomed Flannery to Oakmont and introduced him to meeting attendees.

“We are deeply appreciative for his professionalism in getting us through this time,” Benusa said. “We recognized his professionalism and experience right off the bat.”

The manager position was posted under the “Employment Opportunities” tab of the borough website, oakmontborough.com .

Requirements include a master’s degree in public administration, planning or other government-related field. A college degree in political science or other related field and any relevant combination of experience and education will be considered.

The next council meeting is 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at the borough building, 767 Fifth St.

Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, mdivittorio@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MikeJdiVittorio.

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