New Hope Police Chief Named Acting City Manager
The New Hope City Council has appointed New Hope Police Chief Tim Hoyt to serve as acting city manager. The appointment begins June 1 as a six-month trial period.
The city’s current manager, Kirk McDonald, is retiring after serving that role for 15 years. McDonald has worked for the city for 32 years overall.
Hoyt became New Hope police chief in the fall of 2020. He would fill both the New Hope city manager and police chief roles during the interim period.
“The chief has a good team surrounding him,” said Beth Kramer, city spokesperson, referring to the captains and sergeants who also help lead the police department, allowing him to carry out both roles.
After the six-month period, the city council could name Hoyt to serve as city manager permanently. If that happens, a recruitment process would begin for a new police chief, Kramer said.
If the city council does not name Hoyt permanent city manager, Hoyt would retain his police chief position.
Hoyt has been with the New Hope Police Department for more than 16 years. Prior to becoming chief, Hoyt was an officer and sergeant, overseeing the department’s field training and K9 programs.
During Hoyt’s tenure as police chief, he has led officer wellness initiatives and implemented the city’s rollout of body-worn police cameras.