Saturday, December 15, 2018

Marshall, Texas hires Mark Rohr as city manager

The Marshall, Texas City Commission voted 5-1 Thursday to hire former Joplin City Manager Mark Rohr as city manager.

Rohr will assume the $170,000 a year job next month, according to the Marshall News-Messenger. Mayor Larry Hurta explained to the newspaper why the commission selected Rohr:
We wanted a visionary, someone who can act and do but when it came down to it, this candidate really stood out. All of his tenure, in every city, everyone speaks of his work ethic — that he will be the first one there with boots on the ground and he will help the community grow.

The one commissioner who voted against Rohr, Doug Lewis, noted that Rohr was fired in Joplin and League City, Texas, and was in the middle of a lawsuit against League City officials.

Mark Rohr's role in the City of Joplin during the May 22, 2011 tornado and the recovery, as well as all the events leading to his dismissal by the Joplin City Council in 2014 are told in my book Silver Lining in a Funnel Cloud: Greed, Corruption and the Joplin Tornado, which is available at in both paperback and e-book formats.


Anonymous said...

Wish I could fail upwards like this guy.

Must be the haircut.

Anonymous said...

I am happy that he found a job so he can earn a living for his family. Hopefully he learned from his mistakes.
Shame on all of you who wish him ill will.
I know you have made mistakes in your past.
And NO I don't know this man personally.

Anonymous said...

I know someplace I won't move to.

Anonymous said...

Thoughts and prayers!

Anonymous said...

Good riddance! He condemned our city council members to hell, assaulted his wife (according to the Loraine Report), and pulled in front of an innocent motorcyclist here and killed him. He won’t be missed!

Anonymous said...

I had forgotten about that accident.

What's the latest?

Tickets issued?