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Paducah City Manager Employment Agreement Extended Through Budget Season


  The Paducah Board of Commissioners has approved an extension for City Manager Jeff Pederson’s employment agreement through the rest of this year’s budget season.

Pederson will remain as city manager until May 15, while the the City works through additional fiscal decisions due to the pension burden.


Commissioners had previously asked Pederson to submit his letter of resignation in November. That was before the Kentucky Retirement Systems Board of Trustees set the County Employees Retirement System employer contribution rates earlier this month.


Pederson agreed to assist the City of Paducah through January during the transition position. Mayor Brandi Harless said during Tuesday night’s meeting that three recruiting firms will make presentations at the Commission meeting on Jan. 9 to conduct the national search for Pederson’s successor.


Pederson began his employment as Paducah’s City Manager in December 2010.  


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