Sparta begins search for two key positions

By Michelle Price
Special to the UCBJ

SPARTA – The city of Sparta is now accepting applications for the city administrator and police chief positions. 

Current City Administrator Chris Dorsey announced last month that he had accepted the city manager position in East Ridge, a city located just southeast of Chattanooga, beginning May 3. He has served as city administrator for the past four years while commuting from the Chattanooga area. 

Sparta Police Chief Jeff Guth has notified the city that he will retire August 31 after spending 27 of his 33 years in law enforcement there and the past 23 years as chief. Guth plans to remain in Sparta.

Warren Nevad at the University of Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) is assisting Sparta with the search for the new city administrator. Applications must include a resume, cover letter and three professional references and must be received at MTAS by April 29. Information about the position is available here.

Sparta is conducting its own search for the new police chief. Information about the position is available here. Applications for the police chief position will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Michelle Price is the former managing editor of the Upper Cumberland Business Journal and can be reached via email. Send an email.

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