E. Hempfield exec exits planning post
nMark Stivers is in line to become manager of Manheim, pending approval by the borough. BY DAVID O'CONNOR, Staff Writer, email@example.com,
East Hempfield Township's loss may soon be Manheim's gain.
East Hempfield supervisors accepted the resignation April 17 of the township's director of planning and development, Mark Stivers, who is expected to soon be named Manheim Borough's manager.
Stivers has been in charge of planning for suburban East Hempfield since early 2007, and his last day with the township will be May 2.
"I saw an opportunity for career advancement, and it was not an easy decision, because we have a great team here," Stivers told the township supervisors.
The East Hempfield board accepted Stivers' resignation "reluctantly, and with much thanks," supervisors chairman Brett Miller said.
Stivers is in line to be named the manager of Manheim, pending approval by the borough council there, East Hempfield officials said.
Manheim has been without a manager since Bob Behling was fired in February 2012.
More recently, Steve Gabriel of Rettew Associates served as the interim borough manager.
Manheim's council next meets on Tuesday, April 30, at 7 p.m.