Saturday, March 16, 2013

Jamon Kent Selected as Interim City Administrator

The Creswell City Council unanimously voted to hire Jamon Kent as interim city administrator. Jamon, who is no stranger to Creswell, will fill in for the previous city administrator, Mark Shrives, who resigned by letter at the March 11th council meeting.  

Ironically, it was Jamon Kent who was selected to be city administrator when Mark Shrives tendered his resignation during his initial employment while Ron Petitti was Mayor. Mr. Shrives was offered a special assignment for a government position, which he accepted. After a number of interviews, Mayor Petitti felt they couldn't find anyone as qualified as Mr. Shrives and left the position open until his return.

During Jamon's first employment as interim city administrator, he worked with many of the same city staff and knows his way around. It appears Mayor Stram and this council, made a good choice in Mr. Kent while the search goes on for a permanent city administrator.

Photo by Martha McReynolds Jr. 

It should be mentioned that our Mayor and council are also looking for two new councilors to replace Mike Anderson and Jean McKittrick who resigned at the same March 11th meeting. Interested parties are asked to send their desire to be on the council to city hall before noon on April 9th. On April 11th, there will be a special meeting for the Mayor and councilors to meet with those interested in being on the council. There is a great deal of responsibility, and hopefully, a lot of satisfaction knowing you are working with those elected by the people of Creswell.

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