Covington begins search for new city manager at 'critical time,' appoints interim finance director

COVINGTON, Ky. -- Covington launched its search for a new city manager to replace Larry Klein Tuesday, according to a news release from the city.

Klein resigned in February amid conflict with Mayor Joe Meyer, who claimed that Klein had been unwilling to cooperate with his agenda and make the city easier for residents to work with. Loren VanDyke Wolff, Klein's interim successor, will be part of a search committee that evaluates potential replacements, according to the news release.

"We are at a critical time in Covington's history and many opportunities lie ahead," Wolff said. "The new city manager is critical to providing services to our citizens and to the future success of the city."

The city added that Bill Moller, Cincinnati's former assistant city manager and finance director, would return to city government to guide Covington through its upcoming budget period.

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