The Danville City Commission has appointed Ron Scott, a former executive with the Kentucky League of Cities, as interim city manager.
"I've worked with cities throughout my public-service career, and this seemed like a good fit," said Scott, who has lived in Boyle County since 1993. The city manager is the executive in charge of the day-to-day operations of the city.
Scott succeeds John W.D. Bowling, a former Danville mayor and former state legislator, who resigned last week after allegedly receiving a death threat from a city employee. Bowling had been interim city manager since May, when Paul Stansbury was dismissed.
Scott retired in 2001 after 26 years with the League of Cities, where he was an associate executive director and director of insurance and risk management.
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For three years since retirement, Scott acted as a registered lobbyist for Preservation Kentucky, a membership organization dedicated to preserving historic buildings and sites throughout the state.
Scott said he hopes to start as interim city manager next week. He said he is interested in the job beyond an "interim" basis.
"I'm open to the idea of continuing if it works out, as I think it will," Scott said. "I do think Danville should advertise and pick the best-qualified person they can obtain. I think I may be that person, but I think they need to do a review and make that judgment."
Meanwhile, a Kentucky State Police investigation continues into the alleged threat against Bowling. State police took the investigation at the request of Danville police.