The city of Brookhaven has hired two new employees.

Bonnie Kline will serve as the city’s finance director. Susan Canon comes on board as the city’s community development director.

City Manager Marie Garrett said the city has chosen to hire some employees, such as Canon and Kline, who will serve as department heads to manage the city’s contracts.

Brookhaven has contracts with several private companies to provide the city’s services. Currently, the departments are managed by the contractors. Garrett said hiring these new employees will be more cost effective for the city.

“We were trying to build a new hybrid for the city,” Garrett said. “It was important to have a management team in place who were employees.”