After a four-month-long search process, the Geneva City Council announced its plan today to name Lodi native Amie Hendrix as the new city manager.
The appointment is subject to a formal confirmation vote, which will take place on June 1. Hendrix would assume the position of city manager effective June 21.
Hendrix, a Lodi native, has worked for the Tompkins County government since 2010. She most recently served as the Deputy County Administrator and served as the Director of Youth Services prior to that appointment.
Hendrix ‘can’t wait to get to work’ in Geneva
The position of Geneva City Manager was left vacant since the departure of former City Manager Sage Gerling in January. Jennifer Slywka, the city’s Human Resources Director, has served as acting city manager since Gerling’s departure.
“I am extremely excited to join the City of Geneva,” said Hendrix, according to a press release. “Growing up in nearby Seneca County I was fortunate to have two home cities, the City of Ithaca and the City of Geneva. I have had the pleasure to serve Tompkins County and the City of Ithaca for the past 12 years and look forward to serving the City of Geneva in the next phase of my career. Geneva is truly a unique community with so many opportunities ahead for the residents and visitors. I enjoyed meeting so many fantastic City employees and community members throughout the interview process and can’t wait to get to work.”
Hendrix holds a Bachelor’s degree from Niagara University and a Master’s from Roberts Wesleyan College. Her previous experience includes acting as the Tompkins County Incident Commander during the COVID-19 pandemic, working closely with and for local non-profits throughout the Finger Lakes, providing youth development programming and services and community development work.
Hendrix is currently a member of the International City/County Management Association and a board member of Engaging Local Government Leaders, the Legacy Foundation and the Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County.
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Hendrix to assume role June 21, pending Council vote
“The Council, community committee and management team were all impressed by Amie’s experience“and passion for local government,” said Mayor Valentino. “It is clear she wants this position and wants to make Geneva her home and roll up her sleeves with Council to make a
positive impact on the lives of our residents through the efficient and effective management of city services and programs.”
A formal appointment resolution and agreement for Hendrix will be on the June 1 regular City Council meeting agenda.
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