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October 19, 2013

Fulton hires city administrator

FULTON, Ill. — After months of searching and two rounds of applications and interviews, a city administrator has been selected for the city of Fulton.

Ed Cannon will replace retiring Randy Balk at the end of October, and his position with the city will begin effectively Monday.

During a special meeting this week, the Fulton City Council unanimously decided to appoint Cannon, formerly of Lake Zurich, Ill., based on his leadership and people management skills.

“I went down point by point and I said ‘he matches every point we have asked,’” Mayor Larry Russell said. “I’m as high as can be right now. I’ll be the goat if this is a total misread, but there have been too many credible people saying he is a good fit, to feel that it is.”

Cannon came highly recommended from what Russell calls, “valued sources” at the Illinois City/County Manager’s Association and Northern Illinois University.

“He was a part of the restart applicant list and didn’t really pop to the surface until we heard from these two reliable resources,” Russell said. “We thought this guy must be something different; a non traditional applicant, so we decided to give it a shot.”

The hiring of Cannon comes as a relief to the council, who has been searching for a new administrator since early July, receiving more than 100 applications in the three month process.

Fulton Alderwoman Barb Mask has been a member of the executive selection committee in charge of reviewing candidates since the beginning of the process, and now feels relieved with the selection of Cannon.

“I am feeling grateful to have it come to a successful conclusion. We’re really pleased to find the candidate. He comes with strong leadership skills,” Mask said. “It appeared to us that he will not only bring (those) good leadership skills but will also be a good fit to our community.”

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