Olson named permanent city manager in Sherman

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

SHERMAN – The acting city manager of Sherman became the official city manager on Tuesday. George Olson was named the permanent man for the job Monday night by the city council after serving as acting manager for two and a half months.

The Sherman native has 20 years experience working with the city and was voted in unanimously.

Olson says the past few months with recent flooding has been trial by fire, but he expects the city to continue to move forward.

"I’m very excited about working with this council. We share a lot of desire for the future of this community. They're a council that cares about this community, and that's important to me," said Olson.

Olson says the budget this year looks very different than past years’. Some of the things include expansion of parks, growth around Highway 289 and a reduction in property taxes.

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  • by Class of '81 Location: Sherman on Jul 19, 2007 at 08:59 AM
    George Olson is a great city manager. Magers is a hard working mayor. Smith, Adami, Steele are excellent councilmen. Wacker, Hughes and T.Steele are excellent as well. Why don't we let them try to do some things that haven't been done before? Why can't Sherman be progressive? Give them a chance.
  • by Norbert Location: Sherman on Jul 17, 2007 at 07:04 PM
    As a local newspaper noted, the City of Sherman is now firmly controlled by the SHS Class of '81.
  • by Mike Location: Denison on Jul 17, 2007 at 03:43 PM
    I hope George realizes the problems that the police and fire are faced with and responds accordingly. If in fact we will be growing at a fast pace, it unfortunately takes money just to keep up....and that of course does not count the illegal minorities (or majority) immigrants, which are a majority of calls they make. Take a look down south...they run a different kind of program and we should be ready before it slaps us in the face.
  • by Laurie Location: Sherman on Jul 17, 2007 at 11:54 AM
    GO GEORGE!!!!! You will make a Great City Manager!
  • by Anonymous on Jul 17, 2007 at 11:41 AM
    What happened to the last guy?
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