Former Garden City manager named to new position in another Chatham Co municipality.

After resign as Garden City city manager In early February, Scott Robider was appointed to a position in Port Wentworth as police compliance and grants manager.

Robider will be responsible for monitoring and reviewing the code enforcement process, writing grants, and helping manage police accreditation processes. He has extensive experience in regulatory compliance, code enforcement processes, grant writing and development, and the law enforcement accreditation process, according to a city news release.

“We are always looking to recruit the highest level of talent, so I am very pleased that Scott Robider has decided to bring his skills and experience to our city,” Port Wentworth City Manager Steve Davis said in the communicated.

Robider served as a code enforcement supervisor for the Garden City Police Department, assistant city manager, and then Garden City city manager. In a statement to the Savannah Morning News at the time of his resignation, he said he had “chosen to pursue new opportunities.”

Background: Feud between Garden City residents and city manager leads to dismissal of ethics complaint

More: Garden City manager resigns; three Chatham County municipalities are now looking for new leadership

“Port Wentworth is obviously a progressive town, with a very progressive town council,” Robider said. “There’s a lot of growth and expansion, and I wanted to be part of a progressive team. When the city manager contacted me, I thought it would be a great fit for me.”

At the start of 2023, a long ethics complaint was filed by a Garden City resident against Robider, but was ultimately dismissed by the ethics committee.

Robider was the third city manager to resign from a Chatham County municipality since September 2023. Former Tybee Island City Manager Shawn Gillen resigned after an extended leave and former Pooler City Manager Robert Byrd , resigned in December 2023 after 21 years in this position. Pooler is currently reviewing the legality of its…

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