By Rick Palsgrove
Groveport City Administrator Marsha Hall announced she will retire on Nov. 22 after eight years on the job.
“I want to do some travelling and be a grandma to my grandkids,” said Hall.
Mayor Lance Westcamp had high praise for Hall and her work for the city.
“Marsha made my job easier,” said Westcamp. “She stepped right up and did an excellent job for the city of Groveport. She’s made a lot of friends here and I wish her all the best in her retirement.”
Hall said she enjoyed her time as city administrator.
“Groveport has really moved ahead,” said Hall. “Everyone here works as a team and it’s nice to be appreciated.”
Before becoming the Groveport city administrator eight years ago, Hall had been the administrator for the village of Baltimore in Fairfield County since 2004. Prior to that, she was mayor of Canal Winchester from 1993 to 2003.
Hall’s fondness for Groveport was evident when she was first hired to be Groveport city administrator all those years ago when she said, “I feel like I’m coming home. I enjoy this part of Franklin County and I have a history here. Groveport has a solid handle on where it is going and is a community on the rise with a great industrial base, stable finances, and historic character.”
Westcamp said the search for Hall’s replacement is underway. He said candidates for the job will be interviewed by himself and some Groveport City Council members in December.
“I’d like to have someone in place by the first of the year,” said Westcamp. “It depends on the candidates. We’ll see who is out there.”
When asked what characteristics he was looking for in the new city administrator, Westcamp said, “I want someone with experience and who is a good communicator. Also, someone who is stable and plans to be here for a while.”