East Ridge City Treasurer Thad Jablonski is leaving the city to take a job as Assistant City Manager in Columbia, Tenn., a city official said Thursday afternoon.
Jablonski, a native of upper East Tennessee, came to East Ridge from Lakeland, Tenn. where he was Executive Coordinator for the City Manager.
Jablonski could not be reached for comment on Thursday. Acting City Manager Mike Williams did not return a phone call seeking comment on Jablonski’s departure.
The City of East Ridge’s Website had a job description for the City Treasurer’s position posted as of Thursday.
Jablonski was hired by former City Manager Andrew Hyatt as Treasurer. Hyatt named Jablonski Assistant City Manager, a post he continued to hold until Hyatt’s departure last June to become the City Manager of Neptune Beach, Fla.
Jablonski’s departure may be more sorely felt by the city as he has become one of the state’s authorities on the Border Region Act, the state law which has ignited economic development in East Ridge.