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New city manager starts position

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Abbotsford's new city manager, George Murray.
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Abbotsford's new city manager, George Murray, has started work at the city on Monday.

Mayor Bruce Banman announced in December that Murray would take the position, following the resignation of former manager, Frank Pizzuto.

Murray leaves his position as chief administrative officer for the Fraser Valley Regional District to begin his work as city manager.

Banman said the turnaround was quick, but as Murray had previously been shortlisted for the position in 2008, it was a good choice following the "unexpected" resignation of Pizzuto.

"Council felt it important to ensure that a level of stability was brought to city operations in a timely manner," said Banman.

Murray has previously spent eight years as the secretary treasurer with the Abbotsford School District and four years with the Fraser Valley Regional District.

Murray's appointment to the city's top administrative position was approved unanimously by council.

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