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William Summers IV Retiring From Metro Government

After 44 years in city government, Chief Administrative Officer William Summers IV will retire.

Summers was most widely known for serving as deputy to former Mayor Jerry Abramson from 1985 to 1999 and again from 2003 to 2010. New Mayor Greg Fischer asked Summers to stay on staff to guide the transition. Summers oversaw police, fire, EMS and public works.

Summers will step down on March 1st and move to the Bi-State Bridges Authority. He will fill the seat vacated by former GLI head Joe Reagan.

Interim Police Chief Ishmon Burks will replace Summers in the Fischer administration.

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Police Chief Selection Forum Set For South Louisville

A second forum for public input on the selection process for Louisvilleā€™s next police chief will be held tomorrow evening. It follows a public forum last week in west Louisville.

The next meeting is at 6:00pm at the South Louisville Community Center on Taylor Boulevard.

Mayor Greg Fischer is launching a search for a successor to Robert White, who leaves this week to head the Denver Police Department.

Former Kentucky Justice Cabinet Secretary Ishmon Burks will serve as interim chief until a permanent replacement is appointed.

A third forum on the selection process will be held December 17 in Old Louisville.