Gautier Appoints Interim City Manager

A man with a lot of experience helping out his city in a pinch is being called to help again. Saturday morning, the Gautier City Council appointed Bernie Phillips the interim City Manager.

It's a role Phillips filled once before in 2003. He also served as the interim Public Works Director after Hurricane Katrina.

The former Gautier councilman told WLOX he's looking forward to this latest challenge.

Gautier is searching for a full-time replacement for former City Manager Christy Wheeler who resigned earlier this month. Her resignation took effect at the end of June.

Phillips estimates it will still be a few months before a new City Manager is hired.