As we first told you last week, the Arkansas City Manager is leaving for a new job in his home county. Nick Hernandez is leaving after serving Ark City for more than 8 years. Hernandez has accepted a new position where he will serve as city manager in Dodge City. His contract there will begin on June 1, 2020. Hernandez was reportedly one of 11 applicants for the position and was chosen from three finalists. He is a native of Ford County, and he says the chance to get back to Ford County is really something special, because it is an area where he has family. Dodge City’s population is about 27,000. Hernandez was hired as city manager for Arkansas City in June of 2011 and began his official duties that July. His current base salary is about $112,000 annually.