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Easley administrator chosen as Myrtle Beach's next assistant city manager

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Myrtle Beach's next assistant city manager will be Jonathan F. “Fox” Simons, Jr., the former city administrator for Easley, South Carolina, city officials announced Thursday.

Simons is filling the position previously held by John Pedersen, who became the city manager in November 2014. Simons is scheduled to begin his job in Myrtle Beach on February 16, according to a news release from the City of Myrtle Beach.

“We are excited that Fox Simons has accepted our offer,” Pedersen said in making the announcement today. “He brings a wealth of experience after very successful tours of duty in both Easley and Greenville and is a perfect fit for our management team.”

Simons was chosen from among 164 applicants for the position, and was also a finalist in the City Council's search for the new city manager, the news release states. Simons has been the city administrator for Easley since 2006; previously, he worked for the City in Greenville in a variety of roles, including: budget administrator, interim finance director, assistant director of management and budget and interim director of management and budget.

Simons is from Syracuse, New York, and he and his wife Lori have two children.

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