Altus appoints new acting city manager

Altus appoints new acting city manager

ALTUS, OK (KSWO) –A new acting city manager has been selected for the city of Altus.

Altus Mayor Jack Smiley says a new acting city manager was appointed in a special meeting. The City Council voted in favor of Larry Shelton, from Norman, Oklahoma, Friday evening.

Shelton runs Chell Consulting and has extensive experience in government serving as the city manager of Chickasha for 20 years from 1991 to 2011.

This is not a permanent position for Shelton, as he will not apply for the position and is simply helping to keep things running while the city council searches for a permanent replacement.

City attorney Catherine Coke had been serving as interim city manager until Friday's decision was reached.

Former City Manager David Fuqua was fired with severance pay just over a week ago.

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