City of Winchester implements government reorganization

The City of Winchester announced the implementation of government reorganization.

The changes are an attempt to improve the efficiency of the City of Winchester’s operations.

City Manager Dan Hoffman has reorganized several administrative and functions of key positions.

City Police Chief John Piper has been promoted to Deputy City Manager of Public Safety and will oversee all public safety functions of police, fire, emergency management, Juvenile detention and social services starting November 1.

Patrick Elwell’s position is now re-classified as Public Safety Administration Manager.

Elwell will oversee various public safety programs and initiatives and will report to the Deputy City Manager of Public Safety.

Paula Nofsinger has been promoted to Chief of Staff handling many of the administrative duties of the City Manager’s Office.

Tyler Schenck’s title is now Chief Information Officer and eventually will handle all workshops on new technology such as drones, traffic signals, online programs as well as the City’s internal computer network.

These changes do not require council approval and Hoffman believes the changes will improve the City’s efficiency.

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