Columbus City Council votes to approve request to fire Civic Center director

Columbus City Council votes to approve request to fire Civic Center director

COLUMBUS, Ga (WTVM) - The Columbus Civic Center could see a new director after a unanimous vote from the Columbus City Council to allow the city manager to remove the current director from his position.

It was discussed at the Columbus City Council meeting on Tuesday.

In a letter to Jon Dorman, Hugley wrote:

A recent investigation has revealed that you have not faithfully or impartially fulfilled the duties of the office.

The letter goes on to say:

Your actions are contrary to the ordinances governing the administration of CCG leave benefits, the policies governing the position and may also have criminal implication.

“We’ve had a tremendous year with the Civic Center, and we know that that success is going to continue,” said Columbus City Manager Isaiah Hugley.

Hugley said the venue has seen a great year with events that he said have broken records. He said there’s still a future plan of bringing hockey to the Fountain City.

“There’s going to be an announcement of a name fairly soon for the new hockey team. So, we’re proud of the fact we’re bringing back hockey and we can feel the excitement in the air,” continued Hugley.

According to Hugley’s letter, Dorman had not been direct in his communication and said he “approved the submission of sick leave records that were known to be inaccurate.”

Dorman was first nominated into the position in January 2017 after his position as general manager for the Rabo-Bank Arena in California.

News Leader 9 tried reaching out to Dorman but did not receive a response. Hugley noted that the office will accommodate if Dorman prefers to tender a resignation.

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