Freeport City Manager Out, Randy Bukas Interim City Manager In

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — Effective immediately, Assistant City Manager, Randy Bukas, will assume the role of Interim City Manager of the city of Freeport. That’s according to a press release just issued by the city of Freeport which means current City Manager Lowell Crow, is no longer the current City Manager.

In the release it states that the Mayor and City Council of the city of Freeport would like to thank Lowell Crow for his leadership over the last three years of service.

“During that time, the City successfully transitioned to a City Manager form of government, attracted and retained new businesses to the community, as well as, many talented staff and modernized policies and procedures to the betterment of the city of Freeport and its residents.”

As the City looks forward to the future, the city said a search committee will be established comprised of members of the community and City Council to participate in the selection of the next City Manager. More details regarding the search and an associated timeline will be made public as soon as it is available.

Crow came to Freeport with 30 years’ experience in the military and three years’ experience in local government in the State of Illinois.  He served as the City Administrator in Monmouth, IL, and President for the Down State City and County Management Association.

In June 2019, Crow received the Service to Profession Award from the Illinois City/County Management Association in Galena.

Crow served as the Freeport City Manager since May 2017.

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