No one expected Gary Edwards to break records for longevity as St. Joseph’s city manager.
That designation falls to Edwards’ predecessor, Bruce Woody, who served nearly a decade before taking a job with a public utility in Florida. Edwards, on the other hand, barely served two months before he announced his resignation. He told councilmembers and city staff that he needs to attend to an unforeseen family health crisis.
Edwards came to St. Joseph with 25 years of prior city management experience. In hiring him, the council may have been thinking of leadership that was steady, competent and relatively brief