U.S. Rep. Billy Long issued the following statement in recognition of Joplin City Manager Mark Rohr being honored by GOVERNING magazine as one of its Public Officials of the Year:
“The Joplin community was changed forever on May 22, 2011, when a destructive tornado devastated the community. The eyes of the world were watching and under the leadership of Mark the Joplin community showed what it means to help your neighbors in their greatest time of need. Mark has demonstrated great leadership and compassion as Joplin continues to rebuild, and I can think of no other person more deserving of this honor.”
GOVERNING magazine has been honoring state and local government officials with its Public Official of the Year award since 1994.