The Baltimore Sun is reporting that sources have confirmed that Mike Mallinoff will be appointed City manager for Annapolis tomorrow afternoon when Mayor Josh Cohen holds a press conference at 2:30pm.
Mallinoff will replace Chief Administrative Officer Doug Smith whose contract was not renewed. Mallinoff is a former City Manager of Newport, RI and served as City Administrator in Annapolis under former Mayor Al Hopkins. He was hired for a one year contract by former Mayor Ellen Moyer in 2002 and never left. Unlike Smith, Mallinoff does have the credentials for the position and should be in compliance with the City’s Charter as long as the City Council approves the appointment.
The Sun also reports that Doug Smith (outgoing Chief Administrative Officer) will not be unemployed as another City position lays in wait. Is Cohen simply moving the deck chairs?