Newly appointed Monroe, Ga., interim City Manager Matthew Chancey has worked for his hometown government since he was 18, starting as a member of the utility crew. He then moved on to become engineer-operation associate, then city planner. Chancey said his immediate focus is the budget, but long-term goals include improving the lives of Monroe residents. He said being from the city and working his way up through the government are advantages for him in his role.
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