Bryan Heck named next city manager of Springfield

The city of Springfield announced Wednesday that they have named the next city manager.

Current Deputy City Manager Bryan Heck has accepted an offer to be Springfield’s next city manager.

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“I’m honored to have been selected by the City Commission to become Springfield’s next City Manager,” said Heck. “I am excited for the opportunity to lead this organization comprised of very talented and hardworking employees who are committed to making Springfield a great place to live, work and play.”

Heck was one of three internal and 18 external applicants to the job, which opened when City Manager Jim Bodenmiller announced his retirement in August.

Heck will take office in January.

“Bryan has the experience in public administration and vision for the future that we feel is the best fit to help lead Springfield in a positive direction,” said Springfield Mayor Warren Copeland. “We are pleased that Bryan has accepted this challenge and we look forward to working together in service to the people of Springfield.”

City Commission extended the offer to Heck Tuesday following its regular Commission meeting. The commission is expected to vote on Heck’s appointment at its next regular meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 18 in the City Hall Forum, 76 E. High St.

Heck is a lifelong resident of Clark County and a graduate of Wittenberg University. He and his wife, Bailey, have two children.

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