Deputy mayor proposed for city: Greenwood post not expected to add staff or spending

Greenwood’s mayor wants a second-in-command so he can spend less time reviewing policies and more time on big projects, such as a new interstate exit.

Mayor Mark Myers wants to create a new deputy mayor position so he can focus on bringing more businesses and jobs, pursuing more funding and planning major projects. He wants to change director of operations Terry McLaughlin’s title to deputy mayor, put McLaughlin in charge of more city departments and more day-to-day operations and ask him to give the Greenwood City Council more input from the administration.

McLaughlin, a former Johnson County sheriff, would have added responsibilities but would not get a pay increase. The director of operations position would be eliminated.

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