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David Hamilton selected as the top candidate for transit director

Interim Albany Transit Director David Hamilton walks off one of the city’s new 31-passenger buses Friday. The city has ordered six new buses to replace aging buses, some of which are nearly 12 years old.

Interim Albany Transit Director David Hamilton walks off one of the city’s new 31-passenger buses Friday. The city has ordered six new buses to replace aging buses, some of which are nearly 12 years old.

The City of Albany press release:

David Hamilton of Albany, Georgia, has emerged as the best qualified candidate for the Albany Transit System (ATS) Director position, Albany City Manager James Taylor announced today. The second most qualified candidate named is Michael F. Salamone from Medina, Ohio.

Mr. Hamilton is currently Interim ATS Director, holding this position since September 2011. Prior to that, he was ATS Deputy Director beginning in September 2010. Mr. Hamilton served as Transportation Planner for the City of Albany Planning and Development Services Department from April 2002 to September 2010. Before coming to the City of Albany, Mr. Hamilton was Materials Manager for Nypro Georgia for 9 years. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Georgia Southwestern University.

Mr. Salamone is currently Transit Director for the Medina County Transit Department, Medina, Ohio. His prior experience includes General Manager for the First Group America (First Transit), a transit management company, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Operations Supervisor for the City of Kalamazoo Metro Transit in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business/Marketing and an Associate’s degree in Business/Accounting.

The City is providing public notice of Mr. Taylor’s decision on the best qualified candidate in compliance with Georgia’s open records law. At least 14 days must now pass before there is final action on selecting the ATS Director.

Comments

daisymae 1 year, 9 months ago

If Albany holds true to record, Mr. Hamilton Won't be hired. The job will be given to the outsider, which is so unfair....oops, what was I thinking Albany doesn't know the word fair, either.

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MRKIA 1 year, 9 months ago

MR. HAMILTON APPEARS TO BE QUALIFIED FOR THIS POSITION AND IS LOCAL TALENT. LET'S GIVE THIS MAN A SHOT AND NOT TREAT HIM AS A PLACEHOLDER.

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bigbob 1 year, 9 months ago

daisymae what are you talking about don't forget ole #34, he is a great example of a quality Albany insider.LOL The only qualification he had was color & that was obviously enough.

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