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Tybee welcomes new city manager

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Tybee Island's new city manager got a warm welcome Sunday.

Dr. Shawn Gillen is taking over for Diane Schleicher after her retirment late last year. Dr. Gillen is a veteran city manager with diverse experience in municipalities of about the same size as Tybee Island.

He says Tybee is already a great place with lots of community involvment - now it's just a matter of keeping it that way. 

"Citizens who are engaged in their communities, planning commission, master planning commission, you name it or engaged with the city government itself and we're trying - one of the challenges is how do we sustain that, because that's a sign of a healthy town," said Dr. Gillen.

Dr. Gillen says he went from an hour commute to work everyday to a 4 minute walk. He says he is excited to work towards a brighter future for the city of Tybee.

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