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Barker named interim city manager

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Keith Barker was named interim city manager during a called meeting of Galax City Council last Thursday.

Barker will replace City Manager Keith Holland, who has resigned effective Oct. 2.

He also was appointed to replace Holland on the social services committee, on Virginia’s aCorridor, and on the E911 and Galax-Grayson Emergency Services boards.

Other board appointments will be discussed at the next city council meeting Oct. 12.

Holland announced last Tuesday that he has decided to resign, citing that he would like to spend more time with his family.

Barker has served as assistant city manager for several years.