Familar face hired as new Winfield city manager

Cowley County administrator Jeremy Willmoth has been hired as the next Winfield city manager, it was announced at Monday’s Winfield city commission meeting.

Willmoth’s first day on the job will be Feb. 1. He has been county administrator since November 2011.

Willmoth replaces Warren Porter, who retired from the city and took a job with the City of Edmond, Okla., last month.

Porter’s retirement created an opportunity for him to work for the city in which he lives, Willmoth said.

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