The Marshall City Commission appointed Support Services Director Jack Cleveland Redmon as Interim City Manager at a special called meeting on March 26. Redmon will fill the vacancy left by current City Manager Lisa Agnor, who announced her retirement in January. Redmon will begin his duties effective April 16.
Redmon has 20 years of experience in city government, all with the City of Marshall, and has served as Support Services Director since 1999 where he is responsible for overseeing facility operations, parks and recreation, special projects, information technology and library services, among others. Prior to his position as Support Services Director, Redmon served as Information Services Manager from 1998-1999. Redmon also employed by Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) as a Maintenance Supervisor for a number of years.
“We are fortunate to have someone as capable as Jack on staff that can step into the city manager role on an interim basis,” Mayor Larry Hurta said. “He has demonstrated the ability and experience to ensure continuity in city operations. I have confidence that Mr. Redmon, with the support of the city’s department directors and staff, will be up to the task of maintaining a strong level of city services for our residents while moving projects forward during this interim period.”
Redmon said he is appreciative to the City Commission for the appointment and looks forward to guiding the city until a permanent City Manager is found.
“I feel honored that the city commission entrusts me with this very important position and I am excited to help guide this great organization during this time of transition. I look forward to working with our staff to continue to provide outstanding services to our citizens and ensure a seamless transition for the permanent city manager when the time comes,” said Redmon.
The city has contracted with Strategic Government Resources, an executive recruitment firm, who is conducting a nationwide search for a permanent city manager.