COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS — The Cottonwood Heights City Council recently appointed Linda Dunlavy as the new deputy city manager.

Dunlavy will transition out of her current role as city recorder, though she will continue to serve as human resources manager. Her new duties began Oct. 23.

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Before approving the appointment, Mayor Kelvyn Cullimore noted that City Manager Liane Stillman has announced her retirement, and he said he believes the appointment of a deputy city manager will help make the change in city administration run smoothly.

Dunlavy’s appointment means she will be only the second person to serve as deputy city manager. Kevin Smith served in that capacity until he took a job out of state nearly three years ago.

The city is also in the process of hiring a part-time city recorder.