Notice – Town of Abingdon Personnel Changes

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, Town Manager, Greg Kelly resigned from his position, effective May 7, 2018. The Abingdon Town Council held an Emergency Called Meeting at 12:00PM on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 to appointed several acting positions. At the meeting, the Town Council appointed Police Chief, Tony Sullivan, as the Interim Town Manager, and Deputy Clerk, Kim Kingsley as Acting Town Clerk. Both positions are effective immediately.
The Town Council authorized Mr. Kelly to immediately launch a nationwide search for the Town Manager position. Mayor Cathy Lowe ask Mr. Kelly to work with Chief Sullivan, Chuck Banner, Floyd Bailey, Kim Kingsley, and Stacey Reichler to draft the job description and advertise the Town Manager vacancy as soon as possible.
During the meeting, each Town Council member gave the following reflections about Mr. Kelly’s service to the Town of Abingdon, VA:

Mayor, Cathy Lowe- “I have worked with Mr. Kelly since 2006, when he was appointed to the Town Manager position. Greg was first hired as the Town Attorney and was eager to learn to be the Town Manager. The Town has had our ups and downs but I appreciate everything you have done not only in your leadership for the Council but for your leadership for the town employees. I wish you nothing but the best.”

Vice-Mayor, Rick Humphreys- “Thank you for your service; you have been a dutiful leader to the Town of Abingdon. Thank you for your mentorship to the Council; you are a valued member of the Abingdon team. It is regret that I approve your resignation.”

Council Member, Cindy Patterson-“I wish you all the best in everything that you do. God bless you.”

Council Member, Bob Howard- “Greg, I appreciate the job you did as Town Manager, and I thank you for your friendship through the years. I wish you well in your future endeavors.”

Council Member, Wayne Craig- “Thank for everything that you did for the town and I appreciate your service.”

Interim Town Manager, Tony Sullivan, will turn over day-to-day operations of the police department to Lieutenant Jon Holbrook. Lieutenant Holbrook is a graduated of Virginia Tech, has a graduate certificate from Virginia Tech in local government, and has been with the Abingdon Police Department for 14 years.

Proposed Town of Abingdon Multi-Use Sports Complex

The Town of Abingdon is currently in the planning and design phase of the new Multi-Use Sports Complex located adjacent to the Meadows Project.

Here is the latest exhibit showing the layout of the playing fields and the other amenities planned for this site.

We hope to start construction as early as Fall 2018.  If you have any comments or questions regarding this project, please contact Matthew Bolick at (276) 492-2128 or mbolick@abingdon-va.gov.