Decatur's Deputy City Manager Follows Gleason To Bloomington | WGLT

Decatur's Deputy City Manager Follows Gleason To Bloomington

Jan 7, 2019

Bloomington City Manager Tim Gleason’s former deputy city manager in Decatur is following him to Bloomington where he will serve in the same post.

Gleason has announced Billy Tyus will serve in the new role Gleason created when he eliminated the assistant city manager post when Steve Rasmussen resigned in October.

Tyus was appointed interim city manager in Decatur following Gleason’s departure last July. He had served previously as deputy city manager.

Gleason said he chose Tyus following a nationwide search which drew more than 30 applicants. He said five city staffers interviewed the finalists.

“It speaks volumes to the knowledge, skills, and abilities of Mr. Tyus that he quickly rose to the top of our group of applicants,” Gleason said in a statement. “He was the clear choice of our entire interview team.”

Tyus worked for Decatur in various capacities for 18 years including three years while Gleason was city manager there.

“I look forward to once again working with and learning from City Manager Tim Gleason and am beyond excited about helping build upon the successful track record of the City of Bloomington’s team, getting to know the community, and learning firsthand what elected officials and residents want for the city,” Tyus said.

Gleason said Tyus will start Feb. 7 and will take part in a community meet-and-greet at city hall on Feb. 11 from 5-6 p.m.

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