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BROOKE COUNTY, W.Va. (WTRF) – Follansbee city council threw its unanimous support behind a new city manager tonight. Jack McIntosh has been appointed to the role after serving more than a dozen years working on the city’s water system.

He replaces John DeStefano, who passed away in January. McIntosh says a big priority will be community engagement and economic development. Officials say the input they received from a 17-person panel led them to a clear choice.

“It’s an exciting announcement for Follansbee. Out of our 115 years, Jack is the 8th city manager for the city of Follansbee, so it’s really a momentous date.”

David Velegol, Follansbee Mayor

“It’s gonna be a good ride, I think. We’ll do good in this city, we’ll come together, it’s a good team, great workers in town, all the staff’s good, we’ve got a younger staff that’s growing, learning, so I see a lot of positive things in the future.”

Jack McIntosh, newly appointed City Manager

McIntosh will become the official city manager once he signs a contract. He says he’s looking forward to filling what he calls the big shoes of his predecessor.

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