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.