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The Q&A - Paducah's New City Manager Jeff Pederson

Jeff Pederson (right) signs contract with Paducah Mayor Bill Paxton (left)

By Todd Hatton

Paducah, KY – Paducah's new City Manager Jeff Pederson has wrapped up his first week in the position. Pederson's hiring came out of two rounds of searches, and he succeeds former City Manager Jim Zumwalt and Interim Manager Jonathan Perkins. The position entails working with the mayor and city commission to formulate and implement policy; it also involves the day-to-day supervision of Paducah's approximately 340 employees. Mr. Pederson takes some time out of getting his feet wet to speak with us about how the change is going.