Hopkinsville Prepares To Approve New CAO

Aug 6, 2013

Credit hoptown.org

The Hopkinsville City Council is eyeing Nathaniel Pagan to be its new city administrative officer. The city has been searching for a new CAO since Glen Abee was terminated back in March.

Pagan was one of eighty-three applicants the council considered. Mayor Dan Kemp said that among the many applicants, the Daviess County Community Director seemed to be the best candidate.

“Nate is very well qualified due to his education and experience," said Kemp. "He has a bachelor’s degree from Murray State and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Nebraska and in addition to that he has ten years of management experience with Daviess County government. He also has a familiarity with the Pennyrile area, so we’re looking forward to getting him on the job.”

Kemp said the CAO’s duties include supervising all city departments and employees as well as managing the thirty million dollar budget.  If approved, Pagan will receive an $84,750 base salary plus benefits. He will also be expected to live within the Hopkinsville community.  Kemp said he hopes the appointment goes smoothly when the council meets tonight.