New manager wants to help maintain town’s ‘hometown feel’
Kaitlyn Clay, Staff Writer, [email protected]
The Town of Corydon has a new person holding the reins to make sure its departments run efficiently.
Scott Flickner was recently selected to fill the position of town manager, a position. Lester (Les) Rhoads took over soon after being elected to the town council in November of 2019.
Flickner, a graduate of Corydon Central High School, was born in Corydon and raised in New Middletown. He has remained a Harrison County resident his entire life, and he and his wife, Bernetta, have two children and two grandchildren.
As town manager, Flickner is responsible for assuring all departments are running smoothly. He explained that on a daily basis he is delegating tasks, overseeing ongoing projects, creating and maintaining budgets and records. He also attends all meetings that pertain to town business in order to keep the town council advised to the needs of various departments.
Flickner’s resumé prior to becoming the town manager included numerous positions, most of which were with the Town of Corydon. He began working for the town with its street department, followed by the water and sewer maintenance department. Prior to accepting the manager position, he was employed with the sewer department for the town. He credited his time with these various departments as a strength in understanding the operations of the town.
“Over the years, I have gained a vast amount of knowledge on what it takes to keep the Town of Corydon utility departments running smoothly,” Flickner said. “I felt that the position of town manager would be a great opportunity to share my knowledge in these departments and be very beneficial to the decisions that will have to be made in the daily operations of the town.”
During his time as town manager, Flickner said he hopes to work for the people of Corydon. He said his main objective and goal is to do what is right by the town, its residents, the businesses within the town limits and the town employees.
“I am very proud to be Corydon’s town manager,” Flickner said. “I plan to use my experience and knowledge to help the Town of Corydon thrive and grow into the future, all while maintaining its distinct hometown feel.”