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New Town Manager Hire - JT Doane

JT Doane Town Manager

Edinburgh – New Town Manager Hire

At a Town Council Meeting on March 4, 2019, JT Doane accepted the nomination to serve as Town Manager.  Mr. Doane is excited about the opportunity to serve as Town Manager for the Town of Edinburgh!!!!  “I humbly and proudly accept the nomination to serve as your Town Manager," Doane said. 

Jerry Lollar, the President of the Edinburgh Town Council was equally excited about Mr. Doane.  “The Town Council conducted an exhaustive search and interview process for the position of town manager. We are unified and very excited to have J.T. join our Team.  He’s an individual who brings proven leadership skills and a positive record of his many past accomplishments.  We feel his excellent credentials as a community leader will help lead the Town of Edinburgh in its future growth and development. “   

Mr. Doane’s start date as the Town Manager is March 4, 2019.  Mr. Doane will serve as the administrative head of Edinburgh’s government and oversee the operations of the Town’s twelve (12) departments, which include utility services for the residents of the Town and the management of the Timbergate Golf Course. In the Town Manager’s Office, and throughout all our departments, Mr. Doane stated “we will strive to deliver the best possible services to our community. We are dedicated to our community’s values of responsiveness, integrity, passion, innovation and partnership.”

The Town Manager manages the daily affairs and operations of the Town in carrying out the policy directives of the Town Council and serves as Chief Executive Officer to the Town. The Town Manager oversees the town projects and facilities. The Town Manager chairs and facilitates internal administrative meetings. The Town Manager also responds to citizen requests for services and information, and acts as a liaison to Town Council, Town Boards, Town Commissions, County, State and Federal Government Agencies and serves as the spokesperson for the Town. The Town Manager makes budgetary recommendations to the Clerk Treasurer and Town Council, as well as, is responsible for economic development.

Mr. Doane has already created an Edinburgh Student Enrichment Committee to engage our youth further and their stronger connectivity to our town government. Mr. Doane will be having regularly scheduled monthly meetings at the high school with the committee.

Mr. Doane has already established further involvement from our American Legion at events and speaking engagements. Mr. Doane states “that for all our veteran military of past and our armed forces military of today, it is of paramount importance that we always continue to honor their service to our country and engage their presence in any manner possible.”

Mr. Doane was nominated and selected to serve as President-Elect for the Indiana Municipal Management Association for 2019.  This organization falls within the Accelerate Indiana Municipalities (AIM) housed in Indianapolis.

Mr. Doane continues to serve as a Precinct Committeeman with the Johnson County GOP and as a member of the Town of Bargersville Redevelopment Commission.       

Mr. Doane was born in Bedford, Indiana and graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.