J.T. Doane Hope town managerThe town of Hope has hired a new town manager.

The previous town manager quit in February and while the town council made a new hire in May, that candidate decided not to take the position on the day before he was supposed to start.

Yesterday, the council unanimously approved J.T. Doane of Bargersville for the job.

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Doane has most recently been working in sales. He has a degree in political science from the University of Southern Indiana and previously worked for 8 years in the administration of the state attorney general’s office.

Council President Clyde Compton said he was happy with the new hire, but not with the process it took to get there.

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