October 25, 2014

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Brunswick city manager digging into his new job

LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE Anthony Bales officially started work as Brunswick’s city manager on Thursday. Bales said he’ll meet with city employees, residents and community leaders in the next weeks as he gets acquainted with his job. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Anthony Bales officially started work as Brunswick’s city manager on Thursday. Bales said he’ll meet with city employees, residents and community leaders in the next weeks as he gets acquainted with his job. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

BRUNSWICK — Brunswick’s new city manager spent his first official day on the job Thursday.

City Council selected Anthony Bales at the end of April to succeed Jim Lukas, who resigned in August to take a job in southwest Ohio. Bales will be paid $111,000 annually.

Bales said he’s already met with city department heads and plans to meet with other city employees this week. He said his schedule is filling up with meetings with community and business leaders.

He said he and his wife are looking for a home in Brunswick. They have two sons.

Before coming to Brunswick, Bales worked part time as an economic development specialist for the city of Kent. He served as Hudson’s city manager from 2006 to 2013.

After Lukas’ departure, Police Chief Carl DeForest served as interim city manager.